I had customers in the shop last week when I unpacked my finished starfish. They immediately wanted to take a class on stitching their own. In the confusion of on the spot fiber pulling, chart writing, and canvas outline drawing, I hastily slipped the needlepoint starfish on my cording. It wasn't until about 10pm last night, that I had an "aha" moment where I remembered the real starfish I had purchased to include on the garland.
Today I wrapped fishing line around the starfish to allow me a holder through which I could slip my cording.
Here is the finished-finished garland in all its glory! Now to hang it over the doorway out of harm's way.