I've been taking a class at www.maureensvintageacquisitions.com taught by Pam Kellogg in using Waste Canvas to stitch on the block. The canvas makes the stitches perfect. Pam is a good teacher.
I worked two blocks, because it is easier to do two than to spend all the time and only have one. The lace is just pinned on. It's some I painted probably with Colorhue although any paint will work. The colorhue leaves it soft. I heat set everything whether it says to or not. Be sure to dry it first, as acrylic wet and heat can cause a chemical reaction I've been told.