Here's a new ornament I made as a test. I plan to make something similar only much larger. The face is painted on tea dyed muslin. The gold swirls are stitched with two strands of satin thread (which is trickier to work with than cotton embroidery thread but I love the shine). The background is upholstery fabric surrounded by a earthy olive green yarn.
My sun face is on hold because I am having company for the next four or five days and won't have time to finish it up until next week.