oyster stitches...these are lovely to work with, and I am so thankful that I can keep learning new stitches thanks to Sharon at pintangle, and Take a Stitch Tuesday.
I worked these in pearl cotton 8, 5, cotton floss and cotton broder.....
...and added some bullion knots here and there...as I stitched, I kept thinking of how the oyster - a living organism - creates a gem - pearls- by way of irritation...and am reminded of matthew 13:45-46
God's creation is so wonderful! and His salvation by grace through faith in Lord Jesus Christ...He is the Only Way, the truth and the life