I'll post this here since the embroidery forum seems to be about machine embroidery.
This year I am making hand embroidered kitchen towels, sometimes called "tea towels." Some are linen and some are cotton; a couple were bought finished and the others were bought as toweling yardage. I find the outline stitch embroidery to be very relaxing and something I can do in the evenings while watching tv or a DVD movie.
first two towels
one of a set of two
second of the set of two