Look at all that purple! I love it!
Anyway, first I finished the overskirt border. The green I put in last night, and tonight I added the yellow Pure China Silk, and the purple oblong crosses and tiny filling stitches are done with two strands of the 816. Then, I worked the underskirt. It is a two color cashmere stitch worked horizontally slanting to the left. The light stitch over one intersection is done in the 816, and the dark over two intersections is done in the 30552 again. I am going to put beads in the center of the flowers in the borders later. The instructions call for French knots, but I want to use beads to add extra glitz! Ornaments need glitz!