Here is square number 4 for the stitchalong (see pictures from folks who are really good at this here)
For this square, I used the shiny embroidery thread that I use with my embroidery machine. (Mainly because I haven't had the time to buy new materials for the stitchingalong and my floss stash is weak. Off to the store this weekend!) For the L, I used a dark and light pink threaded together. It gives it a little shimmery effect, that I am not quite sure shows up well here but I am pretty satisfied with in person. The L is, of course, for love. But also, my dear sweet husband's (Hi honey!) first initial is L and I lurrrve him. XO. (And, I think I figured out how to fix my B square and make it look purtier.)
I have been doing other stuff besides the stitchingalong.
I made this bag for a co-irker's birthday using THIS tutorial from Sew Mama Sew:
I added her name to the pocket, and although you can't see it well here, it looks pretty cute in person.
If you can sew a straight line, you can make this totebag. The hardest part was cutting and ironing the pieces! I had to lower the tension going over the the seams, but once I figured that out, these bags are a breeze. Yeah, I said bagS. Plural. I've started making more. I went kinda nuts in the decorator fabric sale at Hancocks and have gone totebag crazy! I hope with the other fabrics I chose, the embroidered pocket will POP more.