Well I have started, this is the first block of The Splendid Sampler. This heart is supposed to be needle turned appliqué but my hands drive me mad (arthritis) so I used fusible webbing instead. I then used my Anchor threads (two strands) to sew around the edge of the heart, I haven't hand embroidered for years, not since I was little really. I got a bit carried away and did the four corners as well lol.
The photo makes this block look a little weird, but it's not really that bad, the perspective is not quite right. I will be trimming all the blocks at the end of the project.