I keep working on Softly Feathered. It is a fun piece, but I am ready to move to something else. Do you know the feeling? A piece is close to being done, but it seems to be taking forever!! Maybe that is why I have so many UFO's. (Which is the reason for the title for this blog...My ds's sense of humor.)
After several tries, I was able to figure out that there was a mistake on the chart. It wasn't me! Carol was nice and sent me a free pattern. I look forward to stitching it. I love the next stitch which is Byzantine. Now I need to serious look for beads and get all the tent stitch done in the middle.
I managed to stitch the Eterna Silk on my butterfly on Spring Splendor piece. It is not perfect. My silk is not laying flat. But I did leave it.Why? I could have ripped and restitched a million times and I still would not have gotten it smooth. It did get better towards the end, but I was about ready to pitch the whole piece. But I reminded myself that I like the long/short satin stitch (or used to in crewel) and there was some cool couching. So once I find my beeswax I will couch the gold around the butterfly and start on the tulip again. But I do need it quiet and I do need time. Does anyone sell that?
I have been stitching a little on Softly Feathered, but not enough for a new post. None at all on Spring Splendor! But I have finished a flower on my Agecroft Sweet Bag. Hopefully I will have a finish to post next month.