I've had a relaxing few days at the folks and been able to sit and do some stitching at long last! I loved the little bluebird heart design that Susan (Plays with Needles) created. I was delighted when she shared her design as I knew immediately that I wanted to add it to my Green bag.
I used two shades of variegated thread to stitch the bluebirds with a split back stitch. I love the way it looks like a miniature chain stitch. For the background stitching in the patchwork around the bluebirds, I used more variegated threads. I'm loving these stitches that bring so much texture to a piece.
Right before my daughter and I left for Colorado, I was able to piece some 6" blocks for an Autumn Do Your Block round robin. I went with neutral tones of linen, silk and cotton to make my blocks. I'm asking for everyone to use similar neutral or very muted tones to embellish these blocks.