I was wanting so badly to squeeze in a post last time that I took a photo after dark with the flash and blew out all the details.
This one is much better - taken in natural lighting with the afternoon sun. A detail of the same piece in the previous two posts, still cutting away at the little circles. I am thoroughly enjoying this technique - slowly snipping away the circles to reveal the blue. I do not plan to stitch the raw edges closed on the circles, at least not all of them...
The machine stitching was so much fun too - it is getting easier to make smaller shapes. I believe this is called "stippling".
This detail is about 5" across. Hoping I can figure out how to finish the bottom edge in such a way that I can keep the lovely little frayed line.