The more I wet felt and sew and stitch on my pieces the more I'm enjoying it. The ladybug was so enjoyable to do. Sew in Love has an excellent stumpwork ladybug tutorial for anyone interested.
Bullion knots and gold thread wings for a few bumblebees amongst the flowers.
How to stitch a caterpillar came from Jane Nicholas's book: Stumpwork Embroidery Designs and Projects. The body is worked in raised stem stitch over 3 lengths of couched perle cotton threads.
Since taking this picture I've added threads of green grass all along the bottom with straight stitches.
I've also begun a pulled thread chatelaine project. Here is a piece of the edging which is being worked using the Hedebo stitch. I could not for the life of me figure it out from the pattern and written explanation but thankfully I know someone who could show me.
What's a post without an owl or 2 so here are a few needle felted owls that I've also enjoyed making. I gave my 2 daughters one each at Easter :)