I finally finished embroidering a block. It feels like it took a year, but really it was only a few weeks. Since I'm not putting a time constraint on this project, it really doesn't matter. The next ones will probably take longer.
I'm posting a picture of the whole block and then some close-ups. The ribbons were dyed by my son and me. The orange and yellow medallion was also his dye job. The tatted lace was a birthday gift from a friend that I dyed and the sea foam and ecru ribbon was a gift from another friend who visited Europe last year and brought me yards of it for my souvenir. Apparently my friends know me well!
I am really enjoying embroidering again. I was taught as a young child by my grandmother, but have never done much with it.
This is my second block. I embroidered the wreath right after I made the block because that wide open white velvet was calling to me and wouldn't leave me alone. Don't you hate it when that happens? Then I went back to work on the first one. Do you recognize the green fabric in the lower left corner? That one is from the chair I recovered a while back.