OK end of May I received another set of crazy patched blocks for my embellishing - these are Jane C's African blocks and at first I was intimidated wondering what I was going to do. They are so lovely and I wanted to add to them not wreck them. So I GOOGLED (love that option) and came up some ideas for African flowers, animals, masks and baskets that I thought I could embroider.
So not long after that I started on the Bird of Paradise leaves and flowers in the grassie fabric in one of the blocks. Then I chose some complimentary perle cottons and proceeded to embroider a trio of baskets in the same patch. Two of them were in stem stitch but one is a woven effect and I like them all. I decided that I would just work on the one block and for some reason did not take pictures of the other - which I totally LOVE - it has an awesome giraffe charm on it.
Also those dragonfly & butterfly are not my tatting, I just thought they begged for more to be added to that patch. I just can't believe it but I finished this and got it mailed away in like two weeks??? WOW definitely a first.