Darn it, after raising my hopes their was no sign of a security pass again this morning – but still managed to get in a little earlier and a seat by the window. I needed it too as it has been one of the hottest days of the year – and I am not brilliant with the heat – as my eyes tire very quickly. But how can you complain with views like these?
Back to the sewing, first thing to go was the satin stitched leaves. Apparently the padding underneath should be the same colour as the top stitches – whoops. I also felt that the dark green was a little harsh and after some discussion, have come to the decision that I should use several colours to create more shading. The next thing to be unpicked was the trellis in the large flower – to be replaced with a lighter shade of brown.
Most of the day was spent long and short stitching within the mistletoe leaves. I thought I was doing fairly well with them until Heather asked me, in no uncertain terms, why I had ‘plonked’ the final stitches in! Guess this means I will be unpicking again – and I thought I had carefully positioned them!! Oh well, that’s life…
I did manage to get one other bit of stitching started, and that was the heavy chain work on the ferns at the bottom of my picture. This was much more satisfying to stitch and went in quickly.
Sew, homework is to finish off the trunk on both sides, have a go at finishing the long and short stitch, complete the heavy chain and padded satin stitch. All by the end of July which will be my final lesson before the end of term. I also need to think about the stitches that I want to include in the large trellis section, and the large flower. Any suggestions?