I really enjoyed stitching this block and although there is a fair amount of embroidery to do on it, I'm calling it 'nearly' finished.
I have to embroider the rope, eyes and the trainers face. I'm going to embroider fancy work on his cummerbund and epaulets and I might put some embroidered tassels on the elephants coat? I thought that I would do all the embroidery on all the blocks together, just seems to be sensible to keep stitching the applique whilst the momentum/encouragement is there? So back to the order of things, block 3 is next for me. I must admit that pinks and reds are calling, this looks like another fun block to stitch. Lots of activity on the blog now, welcome to all the new stitchers that have joined us in the last week. I know that the background fabric will be in at Threadbear this month ~hopefully sooner rather than later ~ so good news for those of you that are waiting on that!! If I haven't put anyone's main blog on our blog list on the sidebar, please give me a prod and I'll do it pronto. Thanks to everyone following us and giving words of encouragement through comments. It adds to the experience, friendship and excitement that we seem to be developing through the quilt and the blog, and thanks to Lurline for the generous gift of reproduction fabric shared :0) I'm off now to stitch........................of course!!