I've been asked to embroider on a fleece baby blanket for a coworker. This will be an experiment, because fleece is not easy to embroider. You have spray-adhesive or iron (iron + fleece = possible melting) on a stabilizer so it doesn't stretch and you can't use a hoop. I did a little internet investigating into the subject and picked-up some good tips. Wish me luck!
I really think I'm going to buy this sewing machine I found on Craigslist for $75. It comes with the table that it folds into and they offered to deliver it. I sent mom the link and she says go for it, so I'm going to go look at next week. I want to put it in the dining room under one of the windows - maybe with one of the chairs we inherited from Julia's boyfriend when he moved to Boston. Perfect.
Then I can add custom edges to my pillowcases and make my own aprons, skirts and pillows. Now, just need to learn how to sew.