A number of you guessed correctly yesterday - the photo was of some wonderful lichen that was on a very old tombstone. It looks so much like rust and has such a beautiful texture. Meant to say yesterday that you're welcome to abscond with the image and use it in any way you see fit. It's too nice not to share!
Speaking of things being too nice not to share, there's a wonderful tutorial HERE for a stumpwork ladybug, along with some variations. While you're there you might like to check out some of the other pretties that Elizabeth shares.
In other news, I've signed on to take Karen Ruane's latest online class 'An Embroiderers Ledger' and I'm SO excited about it. Yesterday I made a trip to the art store and picked up my sketchbook and now I'm poised and ready to learn. I know, from having taken her white class before that I'm in for a good time and will learn a great deal. Go HERE to learn more.