... as well as some of the neatest beach finds I have seen in a long time: fossilized shark teeth and ray dental plates as well as a bit of petrified wood. These things were tiny ... I am amazed that Rachel was even able to find them ... but she must be a devoted and sharp-eyed collector because she has quite a few of these specimens and was most generous in sharing some with me. She'd like to find a way to incorporate them into her stitching ... I admit to being stymied as to how she might do this ... but I'll give it some thought. The shark teeth look like thorns and might be included in a botanical piece with roses ... and, of course, might be included in a piece featuring sharks or other marine predators. But beyond that I can't think of much.
I gave Rachel a biscornu stitched with a silk floss called Jellybean [Vikki Clayton, I think] which has a palette of soft tropical island colors and anchored with some silver buttons etched with a sun motif. She seemed pleased with it and I hope it will remind her of a delightful afternoon spent stitching on a beach
Here is a photo of the two of us, on the patio of my hotel room, stitching in hand ... after the rain returned to chase us back inside, it let up almost immediately ... so we stepped out onto the patio.