I took a class with Suzanne Marshall in Ann Arbor last Friday on hand appliqueing. I made a wacky bird using one of her patterns and then embroidered a swirly tail, head dress, and eye lashes to dress him up a bit. I took it with a friend and it was alot of fun. The background for this is one of my hand dyed pieces of fabric that I made a few weeks ago. I'm pleased with him. I think he will make a cool bag or pillow.