My new piece, Whispers, features a considerable amount of handwork with perle cotton. It is done on a pieced background of hand dyed cotton sateen and one piece of Setacolor sun-painted cotton. I machine quilted the entire piece before starting the handwork. The thread motifs are set in "parenthesis" of skinny inset lines.
I saw no need to cut off the bottom. Irregular shapes have evolved to be a feature of much of my work.