Well I started the new year with my first Vintage Valentine block. I have been working on them since I have been off school so I am hoping to have a few almost done. I needle turned this one except the edges of the heart. I used the decorative stitches on my machine for that . I purchased a wonderful book by Diane Guadynski where she encourages a smaller needle , size 60 and silk thread. I have been using her technique and I love it.