Every year at this time, I like to design a new calendar tea towel as Christmas gifts for family and friends. Out comes the Spoonflower color map, with its bazillion and one 1/2" squares of color, along with a jar of safety pins to mark likely swatches. The printer gets a good workout as I fiddle the colors. The pink must contrast just enough with the red to give that flower a sense of depth, yet be subtle enough to just blush the yellow pears. For a painterly background, the blues, green and aubergine must snuggle up comfortably with one another. I'm pretty pleased with how I got 10 colors to dance together, and look reasonably like the hand painting I did earlier this year. Next up, hemming!