Note to self: When you use a Post-It note as an important warning, make sure the sticky doesn't get worn out! I happened to zig-zag a pair of pants to my needle plate today! That's much better than slamming the needle into the needle plate, breaking it, and potentially throwing the machine out of time.
My daughter and I have been working on making a play mat for her Lala Loopsy dolls. Have you seen them? They're a mass manufactured doll made to look like a home made doll, with eyes that look like buttons and other "stitched" details. I did a little raw edged applique with my free motion skills. It's no Pinterest worthy masterpiece, but my daughter loves it. And we did it together, which makes us both happy!