This last weekend I did a little embroidery project on a tea towel for a gift. It turned out really well and I had fun working on it.
I found this charming horse pattern as well as many others at http://www.needlecrafter.com/. They have hundrends of vintage patterns that are free to download. Imagine how cute hand embroidery on an apron would be?
I just love these vegetable patterns.
Here is the direct link to the Pattern Library. There is also a very comprehensive Stitch Dictionary that would be helpful if you are learning to embroider.
ps. oops... when you click on the direct links above, they still take you to the homepage, but the link is highlighted on the top of the page, in a box, so just click there to get to where I was talking about.