The first panel for the body of Carmen's Etui is stitched!
The sheen from the Soie de Paris is just amazing, and the photo doesn't come close to showing it.
However, there is a little rough spot on the end of one of my thumbs, and I've had to be very careful as I stitch. No matter how much sugar scrub I use, and how much hand cream I rub in, I can't seem to eliminate that spot. So I took out an emery board and sanded my thumb this morning.
Dearly Beloved wanted to know if I were planning some nefarious deed, and removing my fingerprints in preparation.