In the spirit of the oncoming holidays and perhaps the need to put together a present for someone that you really like when you have little or almost no cash, I put together this embroidery sampler! You should be able to root around your place for a sewing needle and a not-so-stained tea towel? Now scrounge up a dollar and head to a thrift store where you’ll find some embroidery floss and an embroidery hoop. The hard part is getting the transfer from the paper to your towel (without having to spend a wad of cash on transfer paper). You could use a pencil or a piece of chalk and lightly scribble a transfer layer on the back of the sampler, then place it ever-so-carefully on your tea towel (or whatever you choose to embroider on), using a pencil or renegade chopstick to trace the design.
If you’ve never embroidered before, check out this Embroidery 101 tutorial from Instructables!, And, if by some Christmas Miracle you received some holiday gift money head to Sublime Stitching’s website for some fancy embroidery supplies (or hunt for a local craft shop).