I recently stitched this pagoda canvas. A good friend of mine adapted the design from an Elizabeth Bradley kit.
Here’s a close-up of the stitches I used. Nothing fancy here, except the Oriental stitch on the eaves, and the T-stitch on the pagoda walls. Notice the bright green gecko (lizard) on the roof and an alligator in the pond. These creatures are common sights in South Florida, where I live. And let’s not ignore the Man in the Moon-that’s some sharp chin!
I always say finishers add all the nifty embellishments that really make a project unique. My finisher for this piece found a bead that picked up the colors in the water. Nice touch.
And when the finisher sent it back, she also included a fantastic embellishment for a New York Christmas taxi ornament that I am working on. The wheels even turn!
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