Sadie got the final touches. I added a strand of blending filament to the ice in the glass for a little shine. Next using sheer red ribbon, I added a frill to the top bud and then stitched the calyx and stem using YLI silk ribbon. The back leaves are also stitched using YLI ribbon. Next a piece of wired sheer red ribbon to pull one side and scrunch along to create a small center bud and large outside frill. Last more sheer ribbon that I gathered in the center and then stitched down with black bugle beads for the cuffs. I made the choice not to stitch the lavender canvas but leave it as is. Sadie is ready for framing! Thanks again to Leigh Designs for
permission to blog stitch the piece! She is an amazing Floozy!