When you spend the day in a stuffy office, and it's Monday, you tend to be cranky.
I'm a little afraid to stitch tonight because of that.
I had decided if I didn't stick a needle into something last night, things might get unpleasant, so I pulled out the strawberry piece from Fragrant Fragaria.
One and about a third strawberries to go, then I need to put seeds on them and add leaves. However, before I get that far, I may make some changes.
I don't know if the hole in the frame was cut too large or the gauze was cut too small, but I fought with the project for several hours last night. The gauze kept pulling away from the frame, so I didn't have a nice, taut surface. I had to stop, pull off the masking tape, situate the gauze, re-tape, and start stitching again. And repeat. And repeat. And repeat.
This was draining all the pleasure out of this excursion.
So . . . to avoid even more crankiness (even though I'm home and our AC is operating quite nicely, thank you very much), I believe I am going to mount a piece of muslin in a hoop and sew the gauze to that. Then I'll cut out the area behind the embroidery and finish stitching the strawberries.
And if that doesn't work, I think I'll find something else to stare a needle through.