I quite put myself off my stride when I couldn't find the felt for the appliqued rabbit. So I have put this one aside to rethink. I know I could use another fabric for this I just have to convince myself that I will like the result.
So I have moved onto the next panel whilst I think this through. This one doesn't require as much thought as those that have gone before. It looked very simple and in fact a bit ordinary but ordinary is sometime what we need to stitch. I started with back stitching the outline of the flowers. Then I realised that the green leaves were a bit different. I decided to embroider them in outline stitch using a single thread and that seemed to work. I have never used a lot of outline stitch in my work always defaulting to stem stitch for leaves but the more I stitched the more I came to appreciate what a nice stitch this is. So I used it for the interior of the petals, again using one thread and a different shade of blue for the lines on the inside of the shape. I am now working on the centre of the flower using a combination of bullion and french knots and enjoying every moment of it.
I think what these simple embroideries are teaching me is that although the illustration is simple, as are some of the stitches, how I approach the use of that stitch is important. Basic stitches can be just as beautiful as the most complicated and there is always another facit to be explored in each one.