Embroidery is good for the soul. So relaxing, it can't be hurried, rushed or speeded up.
Just take your time and produce something that grows organically, an individual piece, unique and personal.
I made this for Eve's birthday recently.
I don't embroider as much as I used to - my eyesight is sadly very poor for close up work.
But once in a while it's lovely to sit back and paint some flowers with thread. Now that it's getting lighter in the evenings, I may just find the time to indulge some more.