Sunday, August 17, 2008

Porthole # 37


Porthole # 37 began with the addition of the Free Form piece...the Navy Aurora Borealis beads have hints of the other fabric shades...so a nice fit.

Across from that I stitched a row of Herringbone (Pearl Crown Rayon) finished off along the bottom seam edge with whipstitched backstitching. At the top edge I made small cross-stitches at the X points then added small cranberry Lazy Daisy Filled stitch to finish.

The pink winding - thing is a row backstitch...whipstitched...then cast-on stitches on the outer edge.

Lastly I added the spray of pale lilac Lazy Daisy Bullion Tip flowers with feather stitch and ribbon stitch greenery.

2 comments:

JoWynn Johns said...

What a fabulous idea--adding cast-on stitches to the whipped back stitch. It looks like tatting. Beautiful. All your portholes are inspiring. So many good ideas.

Marie Alton said...

Hi Jowynn...thanks...it does look really neat and yes a bit like tatting. Glad you're enjoying these...after all ... they are Portholes of Inspiration! Guess they're true to aim!

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