I started my Olde World Map because I was curious. I just intended to do a little and then return to my ongoing projects, but it was so much fun I kept on going.
Here's what the completed project will look like:
Here is the king perched on the top left corner of the world:
The flash washed out the colors; they're rich and gorgeous in real life. That's my damask ironing board cover showing through the thick, rich and creamy 32 count Belfast linen. I'm using DMC threads and Kreinik blending filament in the crown. I wish you could see the gold shimmering in the crown.
I'll be adding french knots to the flowers in the cornucopia, the tops of the flags, the blue ruff around the mighty stead's neck, and the top of the scepter. The border will be beaded. But I'll do all the bumpy bits last so that I don't catch my thread.
This project is fun, interesting, and a great contributor to my mental health. I even have the perfect frame waiting for it because it turned out to be the not perfect frame for a previous project.