Last night I was able to finish the last portion of the peacock’s tail feathers. The teadrop applique pieces received multiple stitches in a variety of threads. Mynewest thread, Dazzle, really makes the piece sparkle. I think the only other detail I will add to the bottom tail featerzection are some black seed beads on the very edge.
After looking at my thread color choices the piece almost has a Mexican feel to it. Maybe This bird took a drip down south.
While I was working with my various threads, I keep getting a jumbled mess when unwrapping the various skeins of perle cotton. Here is nothing worse than have your thread tied up in a knot, well at least for me. To solve this problem I went over to Hobby Lobby and found some precut wooden stick figures that had a popsicle like portion. I cut a notch in each to hold the thread edge and began winding my unruly threads. The best part of the stick is that I am able to write the thread type, color and SKU for future reference. Problem solved. Here’s a picture of my thread wraps.
The bag with the jumbled mess of thread was how these were stored before.
Today, I will work on the flowers, leaves and tree.