I was thinking of a day lily, but I got a tiger lily instead. I used a thread I found at Hobby Lobby; nylon with a metallic thread twisted in. It was not as easy to work with as DMC pearl, but I think it turned out okay.
The inspiration for this temari came from my brother and SIL's garden. They have such beautiful flowers. While I was researching the stitches for this one I saw a beautiful day lily temari stitched on a c8; I think I will have to add that one to my list, and I will try to get the colors closer to the picture in my head.
15 hours ago