My first two embroidery projects, the first being a tea towel with fruit, I stitched this one on Christmas morning for my Nana. I have had it sitting around for years ready to stitch just never learnt how. I used split stitch with 3 strands of dmc floss.
And the second, place mats for my Mum. I had the linen in my fabric stash and found the vector image online. The first tree I started with steam stitch(?) but found it really hard so changed to split stitch.
I don't know if I have done the stitching correctly as I just taught myself but I would love your feedback. You can see more photos of them here and I also bloged about my last minute crafting.