Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sarma's Round Robin Block - Forest Theme

Sarma's forest themed round robin block was a lot of fun to work on - had to think about this one but once I got going there was so much more I wanted to do!  I could see stitching toadstools and blackwork trees but by the time I was done all that the whole block would have been filled and I'm only the second one to stitch on it.  This is where the block is as I am mailing it on now and below you can see what I ended up stitching.

The first thing I did on the block was the strawberry plant because I could envision stopping to pick wild berries on the walk through the woods.  The seam above is just some flower trim I added.  The seam to the right is a buttonhole stitch with detached chain leaves and small flowers.  I love these little jewelry spacers for attaching with a small bead to make flowers.

 In this photo you can just see the corner of a black lace motif.  Sarma said she added it there next to the blue velvet as a bit of plant that had gone black and waterlogged.  I loved that idea and added more to the velvet to carry on the water theme:  a couple buttonhole stitch lilypads and a frog charm.  I made silk ribbon cattails to cover the seam on the right.
I embroidered this little fox sitting in front of his den in Sarma's woods.  He  took me the most time to do and I just have to send the block on now because of the time it took me.  I had so many more ideas! 

Thank you to Sarma for letting me work on her block and for providing such a wonderful theme!

4 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

Oh, I love that fox!!!

Rose Anne B said...

WOW WOW WOW that fox is so adorable!!!

Marilyn said...

The fox is adorable Kerry. I have been in thrift store heaven this month. Three times to Edmonton, once to Spruce Grove, once to Entwistle just down the road, and yesterday to Whitecourt and Mayerthorpe. All except the one in Entwistle mean pretty much a whole day's outing. The roads are just too good to waste this year.

Marilyn said...

Blogger is being cantankerous this morning. I love your fox, he's adorable. I've been in thrift shop heaven this month - 3 times to Edmonton, once to Spruce Grove, once to Entwistle and yesterday to Whitecourt and Mayerthorpe. All except Enwistle are full day outings. We don't want to waste the lovely roads this year