Last night I worked a bit on this block and started the embellishing...
I thought I would post it up here to see it in another light...so to speak.
I'd like to keep it very Victorian, Victorian to me is using these dark rick colours of black, burgundy, olive and gold, but they seem to show up very dark on the computer,
I was a bit worried that the blocks were looking a bit dark and sad, but I think it's starting to lighten up a bit with the embellishing.
The tea dyed lace framed around my Mum's picture is sprinkled with crystal beads and with detached chain stitches in between the lace loops.
The hand dyed rose lace adds a bit of colour to the block, as does the seam treatments in pink and green threads.
I'm thinking of doing their initials on the block, I'll see where the block takes me as I progress on it...