|Landscape "snowball" for Andrea in India. Flower & trees from Diana Lampe's book.|
Andrea requested a 4"-square landscape with natural colors. This was the perfect opportunity to finally make the Magnolia Tree in Diana Lampe's book, Embroidery for all Seasons. (I had been itching to stitch this tree since I first laid eyes on this book!) The daffodils, forget-me-nots, and the snail were also made from directions in this book.
I added a little bluebird using 4mm light blue silk ribbon and a tiny straight stitch of orange for the beak.
A tiny pink butterfly decided to visit the daffodils.
And a few lily pads (lazy daisy stitches filled with a straight stitch made with two strands of pink for the flowers and green for the leaves) were in the water.
I had so much fun stitching this block!