I am participating in the "I Remember Laura" art swap in conjunction with the blog-a-thon hosted at Quill Cottage. Miss Sandy provided some basic elements for us to start with, and our job is to embellish them. The first project ties in with the first week's theme of quilts.
Miss Sandy sent a basic 9-patch block from a vintage quilt, along with a picture of Laura Ingalls Wilder printed on muslin, and a handful of vintage buttons. I blanket-stitched around the picture of Laura, and then embroidered the outline of a sunbonnet girl with red embroidery floss, and L.I.W. with gray, then tied on a button in the shape of a pencil and another in the shape of a spool of thread. I added a strip of vintage tatting and another of tiny red rick-rack. Then I crocheted and stitched on a poke bonnet, added some buttons and a fabric "yo-yo", and finally crocheted the edging. Voila!