What are you most proud of? I have been embroidering for many years but I have learnt and executed one or two stitches I have never used before. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I found a gizmo in my husband's drawing stuff that he tells me is called a flexi-curve. It was really useful with the free style block. I curved it into the shape I wanted on the block (it stays in that shape) then traced it onto my fabric. See other picture.