Thank you for the comments on the blouse.
Susan, I'm not fast: I'm on vacations :-) besides, this fabric and the pattern called to be made into something to go with the skirt. I could not resist their urge :-)
This is the title of an article by Laura Wasilowski in the Quilting Arts issue of February/March 2009. In this article, Laura proposes to practise hand embroidery around a heart. What we did at the patchwork club.
You can learn more about Laura at Artfabrik.
Here is my result:
First as a whole, in full sun :-)
The back (I had to find a way to have enough lime fabric! Hence the idea of heart square)
And the detail of the embroidery, in the shadow.
I'm not sure I'll keep it: if my neighbor comes and gives me cherries, he'll go back with it. If he doesn't come with cherries, I'll keep it :-) In both cases, I'm a winner.