When last we visited Morning Has Broken, I was having problems working the spiral trellis that forms a dozen flowers in the border.
I have been doodling on a bit of linen, off and on, since then. And finally, finally, I've been able to do a few reasonable spiral trellises.
I stitch everything on a frame of some sort. Everything. Generally I prefer either stretcher bars or a scroll frame although I will pull out the Q-snaps or a hoop for a smaller piece. I like the linen or canvas or fabric drum tight simply because my stitches look better worked that way.
Except now. I absolutely had to take the linen from the scroll frame to work this stitch. I suppose this is the exception that proves the rule.
And now I need to slog on. I need a total of 48 spirals. I have 7. That means I have 41 more to go.
I really wish I hadn't counted.