and I got this:
from my in-laws.
Both books are by the same person and I've already made two motifs since sitting down. They're um...not very good as I've only just today learned how to read a pattern. I made one circular one that looks like a flower and one lacy diamond one.
And the diamond one:
The diamond one is a little bit sloppy. In my defense, I didn't understand how to read the pattern with this one and then when I figured it out, I had to pull out the work and then re-do it. So I tried, I really did.
I'm off to work on another motif so I can get to practicing reading patterns. Hopefully just doing these little projects helps. I'm thinking of just doing a bunch of different random motifs in different shapes and colors to turn into an extremely random blanket. Maybe a purse or something. I haven't decided yet.
Happy stitching, everyone!