Sshhhh! This is a top-secret sneak preview of a little something I whipped up for Mother’s Day, so think of this as an advance screening.
You may recall that a couple of years ago I embroidered a Swedish Chef towel for my mother’s birthday. He still gets a lot of use, but it’s seemed to me that he could use a companion towel – most of our other tea towels come in pairs, except for the poor, lonely Chef. So, bork-bork-bork, I decided to embroider the squirrel design from Sublime Stitching’s Forest Friends pack.
At this point, you’re probably questioning the connection. Why not another Muppet, or something more kitchen-y? Well, it all started like this: the very first episode of The Muppet Show that I remember seeing was the one guest-starring John Denver, with a camping theme. In this one, the Swedish Chef has traded his kitchen for a little set-up in the woods, and has decided to make squirrel stew. I can’t do it justice; just watch the video.
Now that it all makes a little more sense, on with the towel:
Here it is, posing on the oven door.
A better view of the stitching. It’s done mostly in stem stitch with the little tufty fur bits in backstitch, and a hint of satin stitch to keep it interesting.
I also got some baking done! (Although this is not for Mother’s Day.) Behold, the Applesauce-Oat Bran Muffins from Veganomicon:
Truly, I have no future with the Muppets, as I didn’t haphazardly fling a single ingredient while making these. 🙂