I got inspired to do a little slow summer stitching (flickr group) by Beki. A month or two ago, she encouraged everyone to get in on the action through her blog. It took me a little while but her beautiful projects inspired me to jump on in. I'm so glad I did! This was a fun, relaxed project.
I bought two tanks at Target for $5 each. I already had some floss and needles so I merely needed to decide on a design, sketch something out, and get stitching. I determined a simple flower was the best design for my first project. I hand sketched it. It worked out fine but I think I'd make a freezer paper outline in the future, just to make it a bit easier. Plus, I hadn't really worked everything out in my mind, thus the random heart on the left of the flower. I made it work but with a template, it probably wouldn't have ended up there.
Overall, the project came out great and I enjoyed stitching it. And - bonus - I think I will even wear the final result.