We were in Omaha a couple of weeks ago for my niece's graduation party. While we were there another one of my (10 year old) niece's remembered that I had worked on my embroidery when I was there the last time. She asked if she could learn to do it too.
The only thing I had that she could use was a blank towel, so we came up with a pattern that had her name and a cute little ducky.
She was really determined to get it done and learned without much instruction at all. So in between all of the crazy busy-ness of the weekend she completed the whole towel and picked all of the colors herself.