Here you can see that I've added two little seam treatments - one is between the grass and the sand - a row of whipped running stitch; some lazy daisies, straight stitches & tiny little beads. The second seam moves to the right, close to the water....two rows of running stitch, woven on top with matching thread.
The 'fore' and 'aft' portion of this post concerns the heart I did on the pillow. I was never 100% happy with it and felt that it blended too much with the background. Here's a photo of it....
It was an element I wanted to stand out more...
to make it look different from the areas that
SO - I changed it somewhat...
I think the addition of the row of pink beads certainly helped (and, even better, I had exactly the right amount!). In hindsight I wish I had appliqued the heart in a contrasting fabric (perhaps lace). I still could have done that, however I didn't want to have to remove the silk ribbon flowers. Silk ribbon is precious and I don't like wasting it!
So, now what do you think?
Is it better?
Another quote from my mother's collection... "Don't keep the milk of human kindness too long in cold storage. It is apt to decline in quality"