This is a 'rotational basket pass project from my Wanabe's friendship group. Each year in January, each member ( there are 12) start a project for which month by month each other member participates. This group has been around for 25 years.. lots of talent here. When I started quilting , this group allowed me to join in 2001 and WOW... with this project method alone, I learned much, fast.
This kind of work is not my usual but I enjoyed this wool embroidery project which would have been far less enjoyable without yet another great gadget: The Embroidery Threader by Clover. It wasn't cheap (over $9 in a small resort town.. hopefully less elsewhere.) but worth it for sure if you do much embroidery using heavier threads.