This is what I have been working on lately. I saw a cross stitch pattern in a catalog last summer and thought I could do it as an applique. So, I drew the rooster, enlarging it and here's the finished product. I'm very happy with him.
I don't think I could have done as well as I did if I hadn't bought these two books a few months ago.I love Piece 'O Cake designs. These books have very clear and easy to follow instructions for applique....I have never done curves very well until I got these books. And I love how their patterns leave room for interpretation. I am anything but a perfectionist!