I am happy that I have got back to stitching after being stalled for so long. This is one of Cathy's blocks in the Pansy DYB round robin at CQI. DYB stands for Do Your Block - each person in the round robin makes up six blocks, each six inches square, and as they come around each of the other five round robin participants completely embellishes an entire block. Usually when you get your blocks back there is an empty one left for you to work up but in this case we have decided to each do some work on the 6th block so that it is complete when it returns home to. So, that is why this one is the "shared block". Carolyn was the first to stitch on Cathy's blocks so she chose this one to be the shared block and added the purple beaded seam and the gorgeous dragonfly. I added two seams - the herringbone/cretan stitch combination and the light mauve sheaf stitch one.
I also added this little butterfly motif to keep Carolyn's dragonfly company. I love these butterflies made from fabric and I am very happy with the way this one turned out so I think I will make another on the block I will be embellishing entirely. I thought I would do up a tutorial as I work on the second one as well and will post it as well as the work on the other block in a day or two.