I know, I know, what the heck does "under the fence" mean? In Texas, it means, just in time or at the last minute. My version of Bunny Hill's August Block is finally finished. This month the theme is CupCakes. I had a hard time chosing fabrics for this one. I don't know why. It looks better now that I have put on all the finishing touches, but I still am not completely happy with it. I am posting it just so I can say I am finished, but I may do it over if it does not look good with my other blocks. My version of this one and the February blocks are my least favorite.
I always go to the Flickr group to see the fabric choices of other people who are participating. I go there hoping to get "Inspired". Inspiration is what I always get. Go HERE if you would like to see how diverse the same block by different people can be.
My handle this month is a two color vintage rick rack laid on top of an extra wide rick rack. The lacy trim was hand made around the turn of the century. Two of the cupcake holders are wool. My usual Blanket Stitch is around each piece with "Cherry" buttons topping each cake. The embroidered leaves are Lazy Daisy stitches centered with a Bullion Stitch. I hope I spelled that right!. I thought my Lady Bug was too dark, but somehow (and this always happens), it looks better as a jpg. on the computer. Why is that? Thanks for looking, as always, especially to Anne at Bunny Hill for sharing. See the button on my sidebar. She is such a talented and generous lady.