Sunday, September 26, 2010
Finishing the background
After finishing the blue center sections, I moved on to the four corners, stitching sand in basketweave with DMC cotton floss #3033. I then added some seafoam using Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #032 in French knots.
Now for some top stitching! The seaweed was worked in stem stitch with one strand of Watercolours "Evergreen." I then added little sea "treasures" with French knots and Smyrna crosses in three different values of blue floss in the same color family.
At this point, I need to decide if my stitching is completed--I don't want to start sewing on any trinkets before I'm really ready for them!