So anyway, I started this -
Which will become this -
Clara's Mermaid Sampler 1891 by The Sampler Girl
I'm using a piece of Silkweaver "Meadow Mist" lugana, and swapped in a bunch of hand-dyed flosses from my stash (it is charted in DMC). I think I might make that entire "wave" at the bottom blue - not sure why it was changed to green part way across. I like the blue better, anyway! I'm also going to change up the shells. I have a few little shells given to me by a friend - her sister collected them before she passed away earlier this year from colon cancer. I don't have enough to go all the way around, but I was thinking about using some of my bead stash to make it look more like a pendant of sorts.
Part of me thinks I should give the finished piece to my friend, and part of me is loving it too much right now to think about parting with it. Hmmm. I could always ask her once it is finished - it may not be her style, and I know that some other friends have already made her some memory pieces with other shells, including a gorgeous resin shadow box.