Well it would appear that my new flower has fallen down.
This one seems to have ended up as an exercise in couching. Blame Smith and Owen of Grand Rapids. I went in for the basic block kit and they tempted me with a new selection of grosgrain and velvet ribbons.
Then to add insult to injury they had this lovely fabric (okay and a few more that may appear at a later date) that I have used on the leaves.
For the stem I used three lines of Kreinik ribbon stitched down with their black #8 cord.
These are addictive blocks that stitch up in no time.