I made this embroidered memory-story for our friends who are leaving Dubai after 7 years. It contains detail from their life in Dubai. I worked from photos and used mainly back-stitch with some chain-stitch here and there.
More details about all the different elements can be seen on my blog.
I just saw this over on Mr X-Stitch. This is really amazing work. My favourite part is the green skin done in lines. I think if you did the same green without the line-effect it just would not have been the same. I also love the rat's fur. Very well done! and the lattice frame.. O, I can go on and on. I think every detail is very well thought out. congratulations. How big is the finished piece?
I made this one a couple of years ago. The 'applique' parts were just basted into place and I then embroidered over it. There is no glue or iron-on stuff involved here. I did not plan any of it in advance and just made it up as I went along.