If this pattern, found for free over at All Sorts (such a fun and inspiring blog), doesn't motivate you to get out your needle and embroidery floss, I don't know what will. I have never embroidered before, so my first attempt isn't perfect, but I look forward to practicing more (I will conquer the french knot! Why is it so hard for me?).
This little cutie from Urban Threads just might be the project to perfect my "needle skillz."