She is right. I like them, all of them, and I immediately want to stop whatever project I'm in the middle of and do the next new thing. And sometimes I choose not to resist the urge and end up with a great gift at the right time.
For example, she sent me this link to Maybe Matilda about embroidery hoop wall art. These are so cute! I love the one with the girl and the balloon. And it happened to be right around the end of the school year, and Elliot's last year in the pre-school before moving up to Kindergarten. So I wanted to give his teacher something special as an end of the year gift. So, using some scraps from other projects I had finished I came up with this version.
A free-form embroidery piece all done with the sewing machine! And the best part is that nothing has to look "perfect", in fact I think the imperfections add to the cuteness. And can you see it? An apple for the teacher??
I glued my fabric and frame together and left it plain, but again, I think there are all kinds of embellishments that could be added if you choose. Or you could add words or the date very easily. I love all the possibilities a craft like this has.
And our wonderful teacher, Ms. Erin, loved it!