Finally, my wool crazy round robin piece is complete.
I tried to get a picture without glare and was not successful. I can see part of myself in the bottom of the picture. The piece is framed under glass and I think that is the problem. I thought I had a picture of the piece the way it looked when it came back to me before I did some finishing work but I don't. The piece started out with just the squirrel on the upper left corner. No embroidery at that time. Paulette of Sweet Pea Creations blog added the cat and basket on the lower right corner. Then Lori of Humble Quilts added the pumpkin and sunflower in the lower left corner. Finally, Kaaren of The Painted Quilt added the scarecrow in the upper right hand corner. Each person did some embroidery on their section. Then back to me for completing the piece. Finally, I took time to do it. I added three little leaves to the squirrel area, added some grass, and some embroidered stitches over some wool edges on my section that had not been covered. Lori framed her piece and I liked that idea. You can see her framed wool piece here. The wool base was 8 inches square. I could not find a frame at the craft store that was that size. In fact, frames for something square were not to be found there at all. I finally found the perfect size frame at a thrift store. I just removed the picture that was in it and popped in the wool piece. For $1.50, I think it was a bargain. Now to decide where to hang it.
I found the book "An Enclyclopedia of Crazy Quilt Stitches and Motifs" by Linda Causee to be most helpful in doing decorative stitches. That is because it gives a diagram of the stitches and shows needle placement and numbered steps for doing the stitch. Further back in the book, combinations of stitches are shown.
I have finished doing some wool applique on a wall hanging but it still needs borders. I will be able to show that to you very soon. Back to my sewing.