Now the importance of being 4th in a DYB round robin... Being fourth is not the time to introduce a lot of new elements and toot you own horn... It is time to take a look at what's been done and start pulling things together... I put all the blocks on the table and made some observations...
All stitchers framed the image with gold braid of some sort.
Both Kerry and Flora had couched some cording.
Janet and Kerry had squared off their frames.
Janet and Flora had used small spots of color
Kerry and Janet had used lots of fancy seamwork
Flora did a lot of couched scroll work
Janet introduced buttons.
So it will be these observations that guide me and I will want to include all or most of them in my design... I'll show all four blocks when I'm done and you can judge if I'm successful.
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