One of my new tea towels is finished! There is now a happy cupcake on each corner (pardon the wrinkles; I haven't located the iron yet):
You can see from the first photo to the last one that my confidence improved quite a bit - it's been a while since I did hand embroidery and I was a little rusty. Even so, the bright colors more than make up for it, and it looks really good hanging on my new kitchen island!
Next up on the embroidery hoop: ice cream cones!