Ok I like doing freehand embroidery but I have to admit its not my thing, I think its just too untidy having said that it could well be the way I do it!

I much prefer the accuracy of machine embroidery and the neatness but I will carry on doing both and see where it takes me.

This is a shopping tote or bag for life Ive made today I cut the appliqué out by hand and then used freehand embroidery to attach it to the front of the bag. I have used machine embroidery for the text using my Janome Memory Craft 9900.