Stitch #1 - Herringbone Ladder
This one I didn't try anything fancy with just played with the space and threads. On my heart I basically inverted the design that was shown with Japanese Buttonhole Twist borders and DMC metallic for the herringbone stitch. It was a might tricky to maneuver but getting out my Wonky Giraffe made it lots easier - having both hands to manipulate the needle. Then I finished off with a wavy fly stitch for a seam finish as this was a "patch" embellishment not a seam treatment.
Then for my swap block I decided to try a wavy path along the seam line. That too turned out lovely! I still might add something within the waves but will wait for the block to "speak" to me.
Stitch #2 - Basque
OK this stitch just baffled me and my creativity flew the coop so to speak. So on my heart block I just followed the lace edge and bordered the butterfly patch with a varigated Watercolours silk thread - simple but delicate like.
The swap block I used Needle Necessities varigated which I love and tried to go around a mirror but that did not work so I tried for "repetition" of the stitch within the patch, decreasing the size and also the thread thickness. Not sure it came out as planned.