Does this look like a splotchy piece of quilting cotton to you? Take a closer look.
I don't really know why I spend so much time on intricate details for embroideries done on patterned fabric despite the fact that they will never show up as anything more than a subtle effect, but I suppose I just think it's fun. I wish I had a better way of capturing the texture of this piece. Hundreds of little running stitches combine into such a lovely tactile sensation.
Plus, they're really fun to do when you're obsessive compulsive disorder kicks in.
This embroidery was created using my Sunburst Lion pattern, available for free at Bee's Knees Activities.