I have had such a good time working on Debbie's block in the Spider 2 Round Robin with CQI. I was the first to work on the block and it was a joy to stitch on. I think perhaps I have left my "inner critic" at home and found my muse here at the lake because I am so pleased with how it all worked.
Obviously, this is where I was doing my Week 24 and 25 BAS challenge seams, although I removed the lavender beads I had added to the trim since they weren't working with this block's colour scheme.
The little ladybug, or Ladybird beetle to be more exact, is a bead. The jewelled dragonfly and butterfly are both bits of cannibalized reclaimed jewelry. On the small gold patch I layered tatting and lace and added a filigree gold butterfly.
As you can see, I finished my little stumpwork boysenberry bush - my first attempt at stumpwork! - and hung a little spider charm from some blending filament web. To the left of it is the only traditional seam I did on the block, other than the bit of trim. I did this one in a double herringbone with straight stitches and beads added, all in coordinating hand-dyed Perle cotton.
I hope Debbie likes it as much as I do!