As you can see from the preliminary
The background is quite puckery but I kind of like the added look of texture this gives it. I know, I know, Shirley, I should have used a hoop. Next time………….
The two applique pieces are very shiny gold fabric but it doesn’t show up well in the photograph. The sample is completely stitched in chain stitch using different weight threads and attaching braid and ribbon. I have stuffed the pear from the back with a little wadding. Not only does it make it a little 3 dimensional it got rid of a lot of puckers at the same time! This piece was fun to do.