Kissy Fish is a small piece that I created so I would have some handwork and be able to try a few things. I used the French ribbon, which I thought was a brilliant. One reason I started this project was because of the embroidery articles in Quilting Arts magazine. I thought I would like to try some of the stitches, but am not interested at all in Redwork or an entire project based on embroidery such as a crazy quilt. I also had a lot of beads and thought it would be good to try beading out. Around that time I saw the work of quilt artist, Susan Carlson, on Simply Quilts and was inspired to try both beading and embroidery in a free form sort of way on Kissy Fish.
It is not meant to be a great work of ART. It is meant to be a test piece for me, though I am very pleased with the way it came out.