This friend gift block has been 'in progress' for months. I've been nonstop on this since yesterday afternoon. I can call this lady DONE today. Sort of wish I could keep her. This was a redwork pattern where I was given the okay to embellish as I wish. I just had to do the facial features in black and gray as requested by the 'to be' block owner. I like the result but had to give myself permission to free motion machine stitch some of the lavender and green in the hat. I think the machine stitching there looks more refined than a hand embroidery stitch would. Thank heavens for tear away stabilizer that once on the back side of the block permitted me to machine stitch on a single layer of cotton. I needed to get this finished so I can get back to some personal work. Click on photo for detail.
I knew there was a reason I bought all the beads long ago.