What are you most proud of? That I finally got all of the materials needed to do this course! That has been the biggest challenge, so far. I finally have everything needed, and some of the extras that are just nice to have, like the brushes. The photo is just the first part of the project: the basic applique piece. There has been no painting. Unfortunately, the photos I took don't show the colors quite right. It's very difficult to see the very light mottled yellow of the flower, and the blue background is a bit darker in reality, and the stem is more green-blue. I was unable to find a light yellow-green fabric for the leaf, so had to use some brownish-green and hope the paint will help with how the leaf looks. I guess at this point, I'm also proudest that when I couldn't find a suitable yellow mottled fabric, I just dyed one myself! RIT to the rescue! What advice would you give someone starting this project? For this part of the project, the materials are readily available. If you don't have an applique pressing sheet, you can use parchment paper. I had everything for this initial part of the project already on hand, except the yellow and yellow-green fabrics. The remainder of the project, however, calls for materials it's not so easy to get.out here in the countryside. I honestly think the most difficult part of this whole project for me will end up being gathering the materials necessary. The applique process is quite easy and extremely well-explained by Annette, and all you have to do is follow the videos for mixing the colors and the process of painting...every step is shown clearly and with skill. I look forward to the next steps of the project. I'm so excited to be learning this!