I haven't decided yet to do the outer rim in goldwork or not, would it be too much or just enough?
would it clash or diminish the big maltese or enhance it?
I chose to give the blue waves minimal loft and used a neutral DMC floss for the under layer
I used a cross over leaf stitch for the leaves as it looks stunning in the finished product
and here are the lilies finished in satin stitch and french knots
I have started the underlay for the crosses and the arms that go with the first cross.
though I need the anchors for the second cross before I start that part of the project.
I have started the background of the shield in a lighter blue I am variegating it because I haven't decided if I want to add a slight gradation of darker blues going up to the top. this was depicted in the initial picture but I'm not sure I want to do this.
I also need to add another layer to the book on the right side I want it to look like an open book before I set the lettering
also just received the flur de lis
for the corners when I get to that part they will look lovely!