Here is the T-shirt I made:
Here's a closer look at the design:
The embroidery machine program file can be purchased here. (The purchase actually includes the design for numbers 1 - 6!)
I also found this tutorial from the blog Love from Texas that walked me step by step through the applique embroidery process.
Lesson learned from this project is that I need to use a little stiffer stabilizer (like a medium weight cutaway) in place of the tear away stabilizer that I used on this project. This would clean up the puckering that I got at the bottom of the t-shirt.
Considering it was my first appliqué project on the embroidery machine, I am quite pleased with the results. I can't wait to surprise Landon with this birthday surprise tomorrow morning.