The flowers on the vine are simply heart-shaped
beads with the addition of straight stitches
and small beads. The leaves are bullion stitches,
done with variegated thread, surrounded by
I also added a little school of fish.
I added some 'waves' in the water closest to the land, but hated the look, so frogged those. I will show you tomorrow what I did instead. This afternoon I stitched a floral section on the lower right and when I removed the tissue paper pattern I hate that too. I very stupidly forgot that it should be on the level with the bottom of the posts the seagull is perched on. So....there's more rippit-ing in my future!
Unless I can add more flowers.
Today I have another poem I found in my mother's papers, unfortunately I don't know the author. I do know it wasn't my mother.
A GOOD FRIEND
It's hard to make the climb alone,
To take the upward trend,
If no one understands you,
No sympathetic friend.
The cup of fame is hollow
Though it be burnished bright,
Unless one sees reflected
A face within it's light.
If someone loves to listen,
To weep when you weep too,
And shares your own ambition
In harmony with you.
If someone takes an interest
And soul goes forth with soul,
The struggle seems so different
More worthwhile than the goal.
The heart leaps high with courage,
New plans with visions blend,
You would not dare to disappoint
The hopes of one true friend.