Sorry to disappoint anyone, but I haven't got very far on with the filling in of cutwork sections. I've just managed to do the basic needle-weaving on the top section, which was quite tricky being so close to the edge of the frame. I've decided to simplify this bit and not put in the picots or the buttonhole bands. The simpler the better, I think, as there's a lot of detail already and, frankly, I can do without having to move so far out of my comfort zone on every filled section on this piece. There'll be plenty that are outside it, but I want to keep them to a minimum, if I can. I guess, at the end of the day, one could say that hardanger has more or less had its day with me. I've done a lot over the past decade or so, but I doubt I'll do too much more now.
Anyway, I'm still hoping to get this piece finished in the next ten days or so and will be very glad to see the end of it. It's dragging on now and I'm ready to change the subject stitch-wise!=) I have so many lovely, new threads and so many ideas from books, magazines and much more, that there couldn't be enough hours in a 60-hour day to come close to touching them all. Don't you often feel that way too?
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