Feeling quite drained after Sarah's exhausting train journeys, but did manage a small example of satin stitch. My idea was to stitch a leaf in padded satin stitch on a piece of fabric and then applique the same to my block, but it looked quite out of place. Anyway here is my leaf.
My second attempt was to lay a piece of braid along a seam and couch in satin stitch, similar to Debra. Not overly pleased with the result as the braid I used was very soft and my stitches are lost somewhat. BTW Sarah is visiting Africa during April and my block colour is orange-yellow and blue.