I recently traded some work with a friend from CQ4N. She has an embroidery machine and offered to do some bugs for me in exchange for my working on a block for her large quilt project. I used a piece of lace and some trim that I dyed myself, and the iris-like flowers in the upper left corner are done in some DMC size 8 perle cotton that I also dyed in a dusty rose and lavender variegated color.
This is a button, bead, and silk ribbon embroidery motif. The iris is a hand painted (not by me) plastic button.
In the lower right corner are some climbing roses done in French knots and cast-on stitch, which I am finally getting the hang of!
And here's the whole block. The colors and fabrics are really pretty, so they inspired me. I hope Hazle likes it, 'cause I LOVE the bugs she did for me.