After attending an embroidery workshop and learning a little more about stablizers and hooping, I came home inspired to try again!! The boots came out great, but never have had much trouble with designs with few stitches. Although you cannot tell, the watering can on the right puckered some. The violets below did not pucker. I used to sheets of heavy tearaway.
More western brown work will make it into a quilt. The watering can and violets will not as they have problems. I will continue to practise and hopefully find the time spent practising to be rewarding. Comments are welcome. Thanks in advance.