The first pic is Intermediate Whitework Ornament by Teresa Wentzler. I was scared to cut the threads but it turned out very well for my first try. The thread is Bethlehem by Weeks Dye Works.
The second pic is a close up of the fabric that I'm using to make my purse. Yes, I know, it's kind of wierd but I love it and that's all that matters. I hope to get some progress done on it this weekend maybe.