Now that I have given this to my pal I can share it here!
During my week off I made this teatowel from the 'Scandinavian Needlecraft' book that George gave me for my birthday. I'm really chuffed with how it turned out! It was all done on the machine, using 2 very fine lines of zigzag stitching in blue and green. I love the pattern - it was inspired by Scandinavian ceramics from the 50s and 60s. Luckily the scribbly design was very forgiving, it's the first time I've tried machine embroidery and the circles in particular took a while to get the hang of!
I have all sorts of plans for my own designs now using the same technique, it's very simple but really effective I think. I also want to put this pattern on a table runner.