Sometimes things don't go to plan. I'd grown this design to it's full size and it wasn't sitting right with me. I stayed up very late last night. I thought about it first thing this morning. The feeling of it just not being right. Not being what I originally had in mind. I like it. But the design is not what I had intended.
The original idea and inspiration for this was to be french linen. Lovely rough edged linen with red stripes and maybe fine cross stitch detail (like in samplers). I really got off the track with this one. There is no rustic feel at all!
Luckily I have a blog! And with blogs come other opportunities. A tea towel swap is in the works, organised by this crafty gal and now I know exactly where this design will work perfectly. (And I'll also print up a few panels for those wanting to turn it into something other than a tea towel and pop them in my shop).