After much thought (thank you for your suggestions) and, inspired by a quilt block that I had seen on the Facebook page of Leanne's House... I decided to make the little stitchery that I had finished in my last post, into the central square of a similar patchwork block.
Once the block was pieced, I was very pleased with how it was all looking but, I needed to decide what to do with it next!!
In the end, I decided that I would make it into a picture that I could hang and enjoy somewhere in the house. Instead of framing the block as I have done in the past, I decided I was going to stretch it over a square canvas to make the picture.
I added a two inch blue border to the central block and then carefully stretched the fabric to the back of the canvas.
I pinned it in place to make sure that it was centrally positioned then, once I was happy, I turned in the raw edge of the blue fabric, making a hem and stapled it to the back of the canvas frame.
It was a bit fiddly getting the corners to look neat but, I think I just about managed it!!
I was delighted with the finished result and the picture is now happily hanging on my sewing room wall with several other pieces of embroidered artwork.