I can embroider. Not well, of course, but I get by. Four years ago, my parish wanted to honor some older volunteers who had been helping out for about 40 years apiece. No lie. At a meeting discussing our plans, I said it would be nice to embroider a certain mosaic that we had in the church and frame them and give them to these folks. Everyone said that sounded like a good idea and looked expectantly at me. I realized I had just volunteered to create these items.
I pulled it off and each of the 6 ended up looking pretty good. This is not one of them; it was the trial run, but I didn't take photos of the real ones.
You can see a photo of the tile mosaic in the top right hand corner of the parish website, if you like.
At the first Renegade Craft Fair, I bought the Chinese packet from Sublime Stitching (and met Jenny Hart in the process!). So I don't intend to stitch saints' initials all my life. Bring on the pirates with knives between their teeth, I say! Or at least the crazy little hotdog dog and hedgehogs by Clover.