I love embroidering text, and I have a long to-do list of poems and lyrics.
This ee cummings poem from a friend's wedding has been in the works for some time:
I loved picking colors for the words I wanted to emphasize. The main text is in gray, but "God", "greenly", "sky" and "yes" are each highlighted in different shades.
I also embroidered a tree's outline at the edge of the piece, then Nick helped me stretch it onto a frame: