I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. The inability for the time being and hopefully only temporary, of not being able to stitch well enough to do the precision handwork I demand of myself, has forced me to work with new construction techniques.
This is the piece referenced in this post. It's now complete and the world did not come to an end by not incorporating beading or other handwork!
BIG FISH - LITTLE FISH 26" X 15" MARY STORI © 2016
Artist hand dye-painted cotton, machine stitched,
and surface design elements.