Exquisite vintage embellished sari fabric in vivid blue, with metallic threads and sequins. I took these pictures months ago -- and now I can't remember what I did with the whole piece!
I love the way the scalloped motif is stitched. Don't quite understand it though. Looks like a composite stitch, where the straight line started with a chain stitch, over which that long stitch / basketweave thing is looped. The the scallops are edged with a running stitch
If you ever wondered whether gold sequins hold their color --here's your answer. :-)
Except for the sequin work, most of the above photo is worked just in chain stitch. (Note: Kim comments that this is tambour work -- thank you Kim!!!) I love that -- straight lines, squiggly lines, and geometric shapes constructed of single and multiple rows.
Check out the way the sequins in the center of the starflower are anchored. Very classy!