Aside from blue and white there has been embroidery this week. Admittedly some of that embroidery has been blue and white but some has been bling, shiny, silver, lace, all things luscious! The blue and white piece is an evolving swaddling band which has been part of the focus for simply stitch 4, it's the reason for the blue and white ledger work, extending the design possibilities, sampling for new ideas, new directions all from this one piece of work. The past two evenings I have been adding bullion loops along a seam of that piece. There are so many of them, they are like ringlets, curls, a chain of knots.
The bling piece has new additions too, strips of silver purl, more French knots and more tiny glass beads.....It didn't occur to me until today how well these two live together.