One of the things I'd like to learn more about in 2013 is redwork. There are many websites online that teach about redwork, but I really like the site prettyimpressivestuff by Rissa Peace Root. Rissa gives us a little background information on redwork embroidery, the best threads to use and tips and tricks.
Last spring-into-summer I made some window valences for my kitchen with red gingham on the bottoms of each valence. I made two cafe curtains, one for each side of the window above my kitchen sink. I transferred some fruit motifs onto them using Aunt Martha iron-on transfer "Fanciful Fruits for Tea Towels" #3749. I started embroidering them in red thread...so I figure this could be considered redwork.
It's a UFO (unfinished object) as I have just a little bit left to embroider on this curtain. Oh, and one more whole curtain to embroider. But you never know, I just might finish them this year!
Happy Stitching Everyone!!