I decided to embellish the Easy Echino Pillow a little. I pulled some Perle Cottons (size 5) and started hand stitching. I started with echo stitching around the tree. Then I decided that I was going to add some french knots to some, but not all, of the purple dotted circles.
I liked the way the french knots looked so I started adding red french knots to the center of the coral flowers. I thought the red gave a nice, subtle contrast to the coral in the flowers. Then I did the same in blue to the teal flowers and added a little more hand stitching in blue and gold throughout.
After I put this altogether I started to re-evaluate the purple french knots. I'm not as crazy about them. I think I might pull them out. What do you think?