More progress on my Sumptuous Surfaces homework. I wish my homework in school had been this interesting!!
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Lots of french knots and bullion knots in #5 perle cotton, and wooden beads have been added. I especially like the little donut beads covered in silk floss. They came out so cute! I'm sure they and others like them will be showing up in alot of my stitching from now on... they would make great flower centers, bubbles, and moons, etc. I had planned to cover the far hills completely in heavy embroidery but thought better of that plan and just began filling in the remainder with straight stitches. I think the contrast between the smooth and rough adds to the design.
Tonight I'll finish up the far hills and start on the closer ones. I have noticed that the road seems to be disappearing amongst the heavier stitching, so I may have to revisit it and beef it up a bit. We'll see what happens as more stitching is added.
There is lots of beautiful work coming out of this class. If you are interested in some of the other pieces being done, please visit the Flickr group that Sharon established for the class. Lots of yummy eyecandy! Enjoy!