The smaller the piece, the more work goes into getting the composition right. I don't normally work this small 8"x 8" but I have enough of this piece of vintage embroidery and samples from my John Clare project to make four of these little box frame pieces. I like the contrast of the contemporary sample and the 1960's tray cloth.
Disaster happened when I cut this piece square to fit the frame, I was working in my usual squalor and didn't notice that I had the J.C. piece on the table - Yep I cut straight through it........ hours of work wasted!. However a bit of thinking time later I realised that the problems I was having resolving the composition of the J.C. project were solved by cutting further and layering the pieces onto a backdrop of embroidered words. Serendipity! Or then again I might just start again.