Monday, July 18, 2011
Almost, but not quite
The embellishing process has begun on the little Sailor's Valentine!
I began by working pairs of tiny leaf stitches on each of the outside scallops, using Vineyard Silk Classic "Sage." Then in the corners where the scallops meet and a few places inside, I added Smyrna crosses with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #032 for a little bit of sparkle.
The shells I've chosen for this project don't have any natural holes with which to attach them. So once again, I've "netted" them with three criss-crossing passes using white DMC #5 perle cotton.
Every self-respecting nautical garden needs flowers, so I have a little work still to do before I'm finished with this project!