First, a traced a heart and wrote our initials in pencil. Then, I took a stylis and poked holes (big enough for my needle to pass through) along the lines. I found that sometimes I was too vigorous with the holes and got them too close together, making one big hole. Also, I wish I would have erased the pencil before I started embroidering, cause it showed through too much.
Then, I embroidered using my regular needle and three strands of floss instead of my usual two. I used three because the holes were bigger and I wanted the floss to cover the pattern. I used light pink for the heart, purple for Anthony's initials and hot pink for mine. I had planned to send it in the mail, but Anthony put the ca-bash on that. However, I still added the pretty label on the front.
For Grandma Albrecht:
For Grandpa Hutchinson:
For Mom and Dad:
Jessica also got one with embroidered lips on it that said, "KISSES and Beer!" which I seem to not have photographed on it's own before I sent it away.