Every once in awhile I like to do something out of the box for me. This weekend's project with my DD, who has very different fabric tastes than I do, was a simple landscape scene from the book, Accidental Landscapes, by Karen Eckmeier.
Here is a close up view of the seed bead embellishment in the sand.
And some thread couching in the surf.
Still have a little more embellishing to do and then it will be framed.
Looks pretty realistic to me.
Just need to park myself on a lounge chair in the sand, read a good book, and listen to the waves lap up on the shore...I wish.