Progress on the Peacock

Yesterday I was able to complete the last of the flowers and leaves on the piece.  All that is left is embroidery to attach the leaves and flowers to the branch and one set of berries on the right side of the peacock.  The hardest piece was the color choice for the flower to the left of the peacock.  The wool is two shades of plum mauve and at first nothing seemed to work.  Finally I took citrus colored Trezibond, chartreuse perle cotton and emerald green Dazzle and it all fell into place.  I used emerald green seed beads down the center of the inner petals and coral French knots on the center of the outer petals.  Today I hope to finish the stem embroidery and go shopping for the outer border fabric.







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