This is becoming the project that will never end. I am beginning to resent it. I am tempted to put it away for a while, but I also want to finish it…We shall see if I make any progress over the next week.
I did finish all five petals:
I won’t cut them off the fabric until I am ready to place them, but I am glad I finished stitching them. They turned out okay, too.
I also lightly transferred the background design onto my other fabric, and I pulled the threads recommended in the pattern for stitching the background leaves and branches.
You can tell by the scale of the floss skeins what a tiny deign this is. It is only about 2 1/2-3 inches wide.
The pattern calls for 5 different shades of green. I am not sure I’m going to use them all. We’ll see.
Now I need to pull out my embroidery stitch dictionary and get to work on the background design. I don’t do enough hand embroidery to remember offhand how to work things like fly stitch, so my stitch dictionary is invaluable.
And, because I could not keep her off my desk while I was trying to take these photos, here is a bonus photo of my “assistant” Chi a second before she made off with the skein of brown thread:
You can see the blur in the photo as the skein is whisked away…Ah, life with kitty…