Well I didn't post (obviously) last night. I was entirely distracted by a game of Lego Star Wars on the Xbox. Yup.
Sashiko is an embroidery technique that I thought I would try my hand at. It turned out pretty well. You can buy a bunch of samplers, like mine, at this website. I have big plans for this little guy, and have the feeling it will turn into a present for a very special someone in my life. You are supposed to use sashiko thread and needle and thimble, but I just wanted to try it out without the financial commitment, so it's just embroidery thread, a quilting needle, and a piece of scrap linen. It's certainly not perfect, but I love it. Like a lot of other things in life.