My first embroidery project was a needlecase. I used cotton thread in blue and green and silver thread.

Inside I used linen.

The pattern is from here http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dHh0Xq-zlhQ/SdtxKsrfOyI/AAAAAAAAA7E/OzXfsZXn8tw/s1600-h/patroon+2.jpg – german silk pouch c. 1300.