I'd been wanting to try sashiko embroidery for a while, and so I ended up buying a kit from Sake Puppets. The other day, I sucked up my courage and started embroidering my first sashiko coaster project.
It didn't turn out too badly. My stitches aren't quite even in some places, and I really need to work on the intersections of the lines, but for a first attempt, I think it turned out pretty well.
More pictures on my blog, if anyone's interested.