My friend Sofia and I have officially started embroidery projects! It's all very exciting. Today we learned our first stitch: the backstitch. Martha Stewart's basic embroidery tutorial is particularly helpful. Our first lesson today was: making anything is going to take a lot of time. But don't all good things really take time? And it's so much more special to do it with someone else. So far it seems easier than I was expecting... and this is coming from someone who doesn't know how to sew on a button....!