Sunday, December 30, 2012
Finally, finally, the filling stitches for the flower petals and the knots are done.
I thought I'd knock 'em out in a couple of stitching sessions.
Famous last words.
The satin stitches weren't bad at all. I just sort of chugged along and got them worked with little trouble and no angst. Then there were the tent stitches. A multitude of tent stitches. Over one. Not difficult at all to work. There just seemed to be millions of them. I began to wonder if the elves were coming in and picking them out while I slept.
I thought about alternating this with another project, just for something more entertaining to stitch. I was afraid, though, that if I set this down, it would be very difficult to pick it back up. There are things I want to go to, so, like the donkey with a carrot and a stick, I plodded on.
And now the band is finished. I want to work a band a week on this sampler as part of Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year--and, hallelujah, the next band is double running and not at all complicated.
After all is said and done, I really, really, really like the way this looks.
I am just very glad I don't have to stitch it again.