However there are a couple of things I'd do differently for the next block.
1. Use a thinner interfacing on the back of he linen... my favourite is weaveline, but it was a bit tricky stitching through so many layers. Next time I'll use a finer Vilene interfacing.
2. Stay-stitch around the edges of the Solvy stabiliser once it's in place. As I moved my embroidery hoop around this block, the edges of the stabiliser lifted up... I couldn't be bothered to get my machine set up yesterday, but 5 mins spent doing that would have saved a few hours of swearing!
3. Wear a thimble!! Stitching through the stabiliser, the linen AND the interfacing is hard work!!
4. Stitch the finer details e.g the satin stitch and colonial knots when the stabiliser has been rinsed off.