Seems like I have been working on this for years, but it is finally finished!
Here is the front - it's a pouch to store things in.
I'm going to keep fabric inside.
Or maybe unfinished lace embroidery.
Here's the back. It has three decorative tabs to slip your hand
underneath. I also did some lazy daisies on top of
the patterned fabric. The whole thing is white, ecru, tan, and beige,
with touches of gold.
A close-up of a "pile of squares" with a couple of prairie points
sticking out, buttonhole stitch around the edges,
and embellished with beads.
Getting damp stretched.
I added some tiny gimp, couched down and embellished
Another pile of squares on the back. On the right you can see
a "bumpy bit" encircled with French knots in 2 colors.
I used seed beads, as well as pearls and some larger ones.
A strip of vintage embroidery on net and a row of prairie points.
I took this class from Karen Ruane at Contemporary Embroidery
You can find her here
I also added pearls along one edge.
Now onto the next project!!