Kashmir Paisley mandorla
Coton a broder and some silk threads on perriwinkle cotton. Mainly satin stitch, with some blanket, seeding and knot stitches. 14 X 20 inches.
I've had this lying unfinished for years...I finally finished it on the boat the other day. And now I know what I'm going to do with it, too! Making a fabulous hippy shoulder bag...
Update: mom insisted it's too good to be used as a bag, and asked me to give it to her. Now it's probably rotting away in a drawer, another 'treasured' keepsake. Meh.
04/2011 Update: Bah, so now my mother tells me this piece has gone 'missing'. Possibly taken by the ex-sister in law when the marriage fell apart. What a waste (the embroidery, not the relationship! ;) )
P.S. Thanks for making this my most-viewed photo at 1,500 views. :D