I have just a small amount left to do on this block which I will finish up later on. I am a bit undecided as to how I want to finish up the plant. What are your first thoughts?
Part of me thinks a pot would detract. A small vase with an added couple of rose buds might fight with the roses on the tea set. I'm leaning toward just adding more leaves below what I already have, leaving a pot or vase to the imagination of the viewer. Thoughts?
I was going to add a small tea bag, but decided against it. I think silver tea strainers would fit the early 1900s theme better. The lace edged napkin was an afterthought that adds some nice dimension. The little teaspoon with attached heart is a pin that I had in my stash. A few of the green stones and pearls along the edge are missing, but I'm not too worried about that. I simply pinned this piece on and it can easily be removed if I choose to do so later on.
I am going to mull this over and get started on the next block. I'm sure something will come to mind or maybe one of you will have an idea I can run with.
I had totally forgotten about the TAST challenge until Thursday. It was fortunate it was just a variation of the chain stitch we had done earlier, so I added it to the chain stitch tag as a variation.
I had already created two trees for the Chain stitch and decided another wasn't necessary, especially since I was in the middle of another project. You may need to click on the photo(s) to see that I actually did use two different threads since one of them is very close to the color of the tag itself.