I’m actually very proud of my first big project with freehand machine embroidery – a fish on a bag that I painted myself. I did the painting after taking a Craftsy class. Then I asked my daughter what I should put on the bag. She replied that it looked like the ocean and therefore a fish was required. Well, this is what popped into my head and here are the results! What do you think?
About halfway through I realized I probably should have either used some stabilizer or hooped the project or both. But live and learn (or in this case sew and learn). Then I was watching another Craftsy class on machine embroidery and was inspired to try free-hand satin stitch for the eye. That was new, too.