What are you most proud of? Learning how to use the stitches on my sewing machine. Adjusting tension is still a challenge to make the stitches sew properly. I am still learning how to do hand-embroidery and finding the proper needle makes this process much more efficient. I watched a lot of YouTube videos for additional information on embroidery techniques. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience is a requirement even though there are "no mistakes." There are quite a few items to provide the look you want that need to be assembled such as a variety of threads for sewing and hand-embroidery, miscellaneous couching materials, and fusible fleece and Wonder Under. I have not attempted the mounting suggestions. I did purchase the book with samples to get started.