Time to celebrate some rainforest colours.
I look forward to fall each year when the days are sunny and the nights are cool. While I enjoy the summer I am less tolerant of the heat as I age. Many of you likely live in different areas that experience the brilliant reds and oranges when the leaves turn. Since I am on the west coast, the colours of brown and green are seen every day in our rainforests. So, these remind me of walking through our coastal forests.
Colour #35 is featured in the above heart. It is a fall blend of green and brown. This heart design is two sections divided by a band. The band is stitched with Colour #35 and accented with Colour #49 (olive greens) using size 5 perle cotton. Dominique stitched the area above the band with whatever leftover bits of threads she had on hand. She has used green but a variety of other colours as well.
The area below the band are alternating rice and Smyrna stitches using Colour #35 and Colour #49 as well as some Kreinik braid in green for an accent.
The heart is finished with a purchased braid and the addition of a pearl and bugle beads. Dominique always like to add a bit of “bling”.
Make sure you read more about the Hearts for Hospice project.