I am new to machine embroidery, but have lots of plans for things I want to try to do. I did fleece blankets for several grandsons for Christmas, and due to them having the names on them, they were well received. I also did towels for my DD, DGD, my DD's friend, and my brother. They all were suitably impressed. Even though my skill level is about a 2 on a scale of 10, they aren't aware of it. I did a couple of hand towels for myself with the old world Santa's on them, and they are my favorite things I have done so far. I'll post a picture. The one is in Irish. I got the spelling of Merry Christmas in Irish off the internet. I just need more energy and time to keep up with my ambitions.