Each leaf and flower, the tree and branches and even the grass have been sewn on using three different coloured Aurifil threads, invisible thread, two different coloured Gutermann threads, some embroidery floss and a variegated thread. I'm really pleased at how my block turned out. It was a bit of experimentation and luck but I quite like it because of the shaggy edges to it! I think it will become a pillow eventually!
Here are a couple detail pictures for you of the tree trunk and the stitched leaves:
In the roof, there were words like 'die' and 'dead' (a snippet of a news report from a World War I believe) so I cut pieces of the grass fabric and put 'eggs', 'umbrella' and 'book' over the negative words! At least they look sort of like roof tiles! And there you have it - two texty blocks... done.
I will be linking these blocks up to the party. Check it out - there are some fantastic blocks on display!!
Also linking up to Fabric Tuesday.