April 22, 2012
Barbara's French knots
When my friend Catherine gave me the lace Madonna I used in last month's block, she also gave me these two small medals, which the merchant gave her as a gift when she bought the lace medallion. These are images of St. Francis and St. Clare, and I added them to this month's block using shisha embroidery. The medals are surrounded by some fern stitch and French knots, this week's challenge stitch.
The image of St. Francis has birds flying over his head.
These accents fit nicely into the block. I see I'm going to have to step it up a bit to fill the remaining empty space before the month ends.