It all began with a single piece of snow dyed fabric (from Mary Lee, also in our group) that I won at a guild workshop raffle!
It looked so floral to me - I could see a garden, but I gave the group no direction or expectation. We all gave our favorites "loves" or desires. Mine were anything nature, butterflies, purple, and beads. But I explicitly said I had no expectations or directions.
This is what I received last night!!!!!!
A Victorian Tea Party - well that is what it appears to me!
Lori started it out with my favorites - purple butterflies and a small purple doily which became the tablecloth. She pictured a garden in Sicily - ala "Golden Girls". That set the whole tone of the piece, as the first person quite often does in a round robin like this.
Martha was next - adding a thread work arbor and flowers. Absolutely stunning.
Mary Ellen Casey added the wrought iron chairs and the table skirt. Chris Keuhl made the lovely embroidered 3-D pillow.
And finally, Chris added the clay pot with flowers.
I totally LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything. Now it is up to me to figure how to finish it!!!