Well, I may not have been blogging but I have been sewing. After stitching all the yarn detail and embroidered French knots around the center, I decided it needed to be larger and hold more attention so I added another round of yarn . Much better. It also helps to have a friendly yarn holder:-)
After all that work, I also decided that the flower center really wasn't enough of a focal point. This piece was being made for a show entitled "Bird's Eye View". So, I spent some time thinking about why a bird might be looking into a flower. The answer, or course, is food. So I added a lovely little hand stitched beetle. I have always loved the look of stumpwork, and, think I got pretty close with this little cutie.