This is a little mat I designed and hooked last year and sold on Ebay. I loved hooking the letters for the word bittersweet. Learning to hook around letters was a mystery to me when I first started hooking. Then my teacher showed me how to do it correctly. I was just amazed how easy it was! Since then I've tried to incorporate words or letters in quite a few of my rugs. I never tire of hooking letters! New rug hookers out there, don't be afraid to try it! Just be sure and get someone to teach you how right off the bat!