Last week was hard for me. I had to deal with a personal problem involving my son. He’s a kind-hearted, gentle-mannered boy. But, the problem is, he has this temper that’s beyond his control; something that he inherited from his father, my ex-husband. It would happen in a split second, causing him to become violent. When everything has cooled down, he would regret it. Since this incident happened in school last week, I had to go and talk to his teacher. Then, there was a trip to the psychologist. This problem has been going on since he was a child. Is there any help for this? I mean, the genetic factor plays a big role in this. I’m trying to make some changes to his life according to the psychologist’s advice. Hope that everything would turn out fine in the future. This incident really drained my energy, soul, everything. Please pray for me.
Continuing From where I left off, I would like to show you the slow progress that I’ve made so far.
This is the second starfish that I had embroidered.
As I was browsing my son’s encyclopedia, I came across an interesting coral. Since it looks like a brain, it’s called a ‘brain coral’. Although it’s round, I’ve changed the shape a bit. As you can see, the pattern curves up and down, left and right, without touching, till the end. In cake decoration, this is called ‘cornelli work’.
As usual, work small stitches on the pattern at the curved points. This is done with one strand of Anchor pearl cotton no:8 thread. Insert 2 strands of thread in these stitches. Work a small part at a time with 2 sets of needle and thread- one for the small stitches, the other to insert the thread.
This is the finished pattern. Next, work buttonhole knots on this pattern.
This is the final result.
To view completed pattern, please click here.