I think the needle and thread is one of my favourite tools to work with because it does so much more than just stitch things together. You can use it to make a line as well as attach things. It is like glue and a pen or pencil all in one.
These are some little booties I made with the Heather Bailey pattern for Gareth's little nephew. They were meant to be shell tops but I got it a little mixed up when I was cutting it out. I also just learnt how to blanket stitch. I know it is simple, but it took me a few internet tutorials to understand. Once I got going I was fine, but starting it off was a little tricky.