This issue our block is a little different in that it is pieced in two parts. The background is pieced beginning with the bottom strip and working up to the top of the block. The heart is pieced as a single unit from top to bottom and then appliqued onto the background being careful that the seams make a single line across the entire block.
The tree is stem stitched in variegated silk floss then randomly wrapped with small stitches of metallic braid (Kreinik). The words are from the scrapping area of a craft store, the embroidery is done with silk floss, silk ribbon, beads, and sequins.