After getting this whole thing pinned...I unpinned it. I didn't like the basic stitching I was doing around the volcano and waves.
So now I am doing a running stitch, doubling it up by going back. I am trying to get a feeling of water movement, the ocean current, the invisible jet stream. I also think I will need a batt layer to help with that. For now, the embroidery work, with pearl cottons. I am also trying to use what threads I have, so some will probably have to be done in floss.
Back in 2008-whew- I was doing a "100 details in 200 days" embroidery thing.
With a lot of other people too, of course.
Anyway, my theme was the beach, and I came up with quite a few stitch combos that worked for crabs, kelp, beach grasses, etc.
Little did I know that 8 years later I would be referring to it for another project.
It has been on my wall all this time. Staring me in the face.