This elephant is one of those. I traced a cookie cutter we had onto the front of one of his sister's previous outfits, hoping to make it appear a little more boy. Poor guy, I know, dressed way too often in his sister's hand-me-downs. I popped the outfit into the hoop and did the embroidery in about an hour. There were times when I was walking around behind him, still sewing, while he explored outside.
I'll admit, in the quest for the finished product, I often have to get creative with how I'll achieve that. Sometimes the kids are fully involved and then somehow the project just has to get put to the side. I remind myself to be present, and enjoy what I have on those occasions. Really, what I have is so good.