Pat Winter is doing a pieces of friendship swap on her blog. We start with a puzzle piece template and embellish any way we chose. This is my first experimental puzzle piece. I started mine before she gave a little tutorial so I did learn a few things the hard way. First I learned not to attach the front to the middle pellon before embellishing. One reason being, it's very difficult to sew through and almost impossible to get a beading needle through and I don't even want to think about the trouble I had with the silk ribbon. Secondly, when you go to sew the back on, all the lumps and bumps, especially the silk ribbon all show through. The other thing I learned was that the fancy dancy stitches on the machine don't really do justice when I comes to finishing the edges. With all the curves and turns I just don't like the look. I started a second piece and I'm all ready liking that better. You can find more great puzzle pieces here.