The piece in this post was a planned    design.

img_0639-sketch-and-copy This is the design I planned to use. I charted my design onto the fabric. I did change the colors. I used purple and blue. The two colors come in many shades. I have used some that are very bright/dark down to pale lavenders and blues. Bead have been applied.













I did several under stitches of cross stitch and a fan design using buttonhole stitches. The top layer of stitches are also buttonholeand lots of French knots. The design is left open and outlined.