You can see I have been very busy stitching up motifs from the new Hawaii Embroidery pattern. I finished the Aloha and hula dancer:
and this pineapple and flower:
I used all perle cotton for stitching the pineapple. I especially like the Chain Stitch in this variegated floss. It really gave the pineapple great color and texture.
I used the Fishbone Stitch for the leaves. For the purple flower, I used Stem Stitch for the outline, Blanket Stitch for the center radials and French Knots for the center. The petals are filled with Seed Stitch:
Here are the colors and numbers of the floss I used on these two projects.
For the aloha and hula dancer:
For the pineapple and flower: