Of course I didn’t have a coupon with me (I always forget them!) but I bought the book anyway, as well as some embroidery floss and a small hoop.
It didn’t take me long to decide which little design I wanted to try first. I used the enclosed CD to get the image on my computer and enlarge it to the size I wanted. I used a blue (water soluble) marking pen (and the window) to trace the image onto a piece of Kona White from my scrap bin.
Then I got to work. My 5 year old “helper” decided he should unwrap the floss and throw away the “wrappers” so I now have no idea what colors I used.
In the book, Aimee shows all of the needed stitches with easy-to-follow diagrams and descriptions. For this project I think I only used two or maybe three different stitches and once I got going it was really easy – and really relaxing!
When it was finished I decided to turn the little embroidery piece into a 12” mini quilt and hang it on this Ackfeld Wire table stand.
Have you seen these table stands? My mom sent it to me for my birthday and I love it – it’s the perfect size for a mini quilt and it fits so nicely on my top shelf in my sewing room.
It was nice to do some hand work for a change and take a step back from some of my larger projects. Do you do embroidery? What do you do with the final project? Pillows? I want to do more but I’m just not sure what I would DO with it!