I have never done embroidery before so I spent a little time watching you tube videos learning a few stitches. I quickly fell in love with this project! Starting the top:
Sewing the side band to the top:
Fill 'er up!
Now I don't have to keep my pins in a box top while I'm working and I've learned some new sewing skills! A successful Friday if I do say so myself. Well, I'm off to eat another popsicle to sooth my throat.
*sorry the photos aren't very clear. they all were taken on my phone. :)