A member of a small, private email list of quilters that I belong to had a stroke a couple of weeks ago. We and other quilter friends of hers are having a "block shower" for her and sending her blocks to cheer her up while she is going through all kinds of therapy. The rules are to make hearts and/or elephants (she collects anything elephant), use a cream background and make the block either 6, 9, or 12 inches. I have images that I downloaded some years ago of many old and public domain embroidery patterns. I found this cute elephant. Isn't it adorable? The block is 9 inches.
When Sharon announced the TAST Week 8 a few days ago, I had just finished the flowers, which, incidentally, use last week's lazy daisy/detached chain stitch. So, when I saw that this week's TAST is chain stitch, I decided to stitch the elephant with it, rather than a plain stem stitch. The background is unbleached muslin.