When we were away a little while ago, I managed to squeeze in some embroidery and worked this 8" block with back-stitch and No.8 perle cotton.
The traditional pieced blocks are called "broken dishes" and are from an abandoned Doll Quilt Swap 8 idea I had.
I posted my sketch on the Doll Quilt Swap Flickr stream and after reviewing the comments, I bailed on the design (a bunch of swappers said that their husbands would die laughing if they received it as they don't cook at all). I reviewed my partner's favourites and decided that it was better to come up with a whole new plan using the same fabrics, which worked out very well! My partner loved "Wake Up Call".
I realized that the kitchen design was something that I really wanted for myself as a table-topper. Maybe because it coordinates beautifully with this, or maybe because I love to bake and the whisk, wooden spoon and spatula are my favourite (manual) tools. When it comes to power tools in the kitchen, nothing beats my KitchenAid mixer, though. What is it that you can't live without in the kitchen?