|Along with all the neckties came a beautiful selection of green cottons. I cut a 3" strip off each one and pieced them together for the lining. I inserted my label as well.|
|A finishing detail that I consider mandatory is piping. The brown piping will be applied to the inside edges (along the "tree trunk") and the green piping along the outer edges and neckline.|
|Another source of amusement for me! Just like the ladybug peeking out from under a leaf, here I've stitched some dark green leaves with a fish motif just above the "water"...|
I've been able to use something from each tie or fabric sent to me. In some cases, I used up every last scrap (the light greens for the background).