It is very easy to embroider free standing lace on my Babylock Enterprise. Once you have the colors on the correct spool, it is press the button and let it stitch. The stabilizer is Pellon's Wash-N-Gone. I purchased the snowmen patterns from Secrets of Embroidery. Mea Bernina, my local Bernina shop, decorates a Christmas tree for the Lawrence Festival of Trees. Mea Bernina also include a quilt which this year is a snowman quilt. So my fsl snowmen will emphasize the snowmen on the quilt. They look so happy to be working on a Christmas tree.
I have made a tubful of zipper pouches. This pouch was the project for October's Software Inspiration from Bernina. I thought it had a great design and the Frond fabric makes it extra special. The entire pouch is stitched in the hoop--even the zipper. I love the zippers from byannie. The zippers come by the yard and you can order any color of zipper pulls. When I was in Houston at quilt market, I purchased two groups of bright colored pulls. So I was able to match the zipper to the fabric. She also has colored zippers but I had 4 yards of the black and of the white for this project. The pouches are stitched with batting between the outside fabric and the lining fabric.