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Pink Flamingos



This canvas design reminds me of an attractive Visit Florida tourism poster: pink flamingos, oranges, beaches, and plentiful sunshine.

The canvas is 18-mesh mono. I think the flamingo would look lovely if stitched in hot pink Gumnuts “poppies,” combined with a whispy thread, such as Fuzzy Stuff, or Petite Peluche.

I would use the Nobuko stitch for the sand, and, just for excitement, a bargello variation for the ocean, in a sparkly thread like Petite Sparkle Rays. A sparkly woven stitch in a bright green metallic might work nicely for the palm leaves.

But while this design is fine and dandy for the tourist crowd, sometimes what you really want to see is what Florida used to be like, before all the marinas, condos, and million dollar homes on the water.

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