i was recently in the EEPP swap, here on craftster, and this is the peice i made for the swap...
my partner, sevsonlygirl, mentioned that she liked mermaid and sealife embroidery, so i took a coloring page i've been saving for a while and ran with it.
i was two weeks late sending, and definitely under-estimated the amount of time it would take. this took AT LEAST 30 hours, spread out over several weeks, but i didn't keep track of the time. i used satin stitch, back stitch, stem stich, french knot, and a variation of the scallop stitch.
as much work as i put into this girl, my favorite part is the fin, which was the easiest and quickest part, is that funny or what?
i think the french knots were my favorite part to work, even though they're itty bitty. i used 3 strands, and only wrapped the needle once for each knot.
and in this image you can see the scallops for the scales of the tail, and the stem stitch for the hair.
my husband keeps telling me i'm too ambitious for these swaps, and i think he's right. i've only been embroidering for a couple months, but i just have the mindset that i can do anything i set my mind to; it worked out for me this time.
thanks for looking!