I want to thank my mother and grandmother for teaching me the basics of crewel embroidery when I was a child. Some of those stitches are coming in handy for art journaling! My daughter still has the crude gingerbread boy Christmas ornament I stitched when I was about 8 years old. Even though his mouth and eyes are crooked, and he doesn't have very much stuffing, my mother saved him for me. I think the grandkids really like him, and sometime this year, I'd like to have each of them make their own stuffed gingerbread boy ornament, with a little instruction on crewel embroidery.