I crocheted the brown pink cream colored edging and ran a ribbon through it. I kind of thought it looked like frosting. Ok, well, maybe if you stretch the imagination a little...
The edging pattern came from the book above that I picked up from the thrift store a long time ago. I'm not very good at tatting but I might try one of the tatting patterns one of these days too.
Chocolate chips...I think the pistil stitches kind of echo the fabric it is edging.
Buttonhole stitch...one pointing up and the other down. They look kind of like a spiked chain stitch now that I see them in this picture.
Speaking of chain stitch...two rows above the "coffee" in variegated DMC. I think it sort of looks like steam and echos the fabric above it. "Coffee" was embroidered with one strand of brown and one strand of antique effects DMC.
Finished? This block is my finish for a monthly challenge, CQJP 2013. So it's a finish. But it's only a part of a larger project that's not finished.
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