Here's a little something I wanted to point out:
I satin stitched the little circles and then stem stitched the leaves. This really defined the lace. I went on to add some beads to it and them silk ribbon embroidery.
This is the finished stitched piece:
My next piece, which I'll start stitching on this afternoon is this:
If you want to see closeups of these photos, just click on them.
I'm going to leave you today with a YouTube video. This is Marie Osmond singing Nessun Dorma from the opera Madam Butterfly. My grandmother loved Madam Butterfly so it makes me think of her. And I don't know about anyone else, but I think Marie Osmond does a beautiful rendition.
Correction Edit: This piece is from Puccini's opera Turandot. My grandmother always said it was Madam Butterfly. Thank you to Catherine for correcting my error. I'm well versed in Classical music but not opera. I should have double checked it. Still, it reminds me of my grandma who loved this piece!