I really enjoyed doing the embroidery for this, and hope to fit more embroidery into my projects in the future. I'm certainly much happier with my embroidery than with my sewing. It's a bit rough, but kinda cute, and worked fairly well except for the fact that it didn't remotely fit the book that it was supposed to cover. I'm not entirely sure at what stage my meager math merits failed me entirely, but fail me they did. Since I was nearly done before I figured this out, instead of making a new one, I found another journal that did fit the cover.
If the border fabric looks familiar, that's because it's for that window blind that it has taken me nearly forever to finish. (Again with the math difficulties. Really, I seem to manage knitting and baking math just fine most of the time, but why not sewing math?) Anyhow, the blind is done and in use now, only lacking the fancy knot pull that my husband has nearly finished for it. It's far from perfect, but it's functional, and I love it anyhow.