Remember Marianne's lovely pansy block?
I started working on it yesterday, here's my progress so far:
That cute hankie in the upper left corner spoke to me: it wanted the little bench I just saw in a new embroidery book I received from a dear friend. As you see, I couldn't refuse :) Also added some ribbon flowers and a trim which I embellished with beads.
Then I moved on to the pansy patch under the hankie, embroidering the leaves with two tones of green silk thread. I plan to finish my part on the block this Thursday and I hope Marianne will be happy with the result.
Both the bench and the leaves are things I did for the first time now. This is one of the reasons I am so glad that I signed up for this Round Robin: it really shakes up creativity, forcing me out of my square :)
Not to mention how much there is to learn from the beautiful work of my RR companions!