Having said that, I do not want to have to re-work the face chart which, so far, seems correct. That's not to say that I've been stitching it right though and if you look at the two shots below, you'll see how far I got on Monday evening, then how far I had to frog it back on Tuesday afternoon after realising that I had gradually moved several stitches to the left as I worked from top to bottom! How in the world???
Sorry about the photo quality this time. I've been taking photos of things in my lap for these small areas and, well, now I know it's not really worth it!
I also frogged the entire of the butterflies pieces from a few weeks ago. I wasn't at all happy with it. The edges were all uneven, voided areas were too wide and I was finding the silks too much like hard work to deal with. I've decided that, except for small areas, I'll be leaving the silks until I've gained more skill and confidence in directional stitching etc. Also, I still haven't touched the feather.
Here's my desk at the moment, thoroughly cluttered up with stalled and frogged projects! Well, the ring cushion isn't really stalled, but I can't do much on it just now as my neck is giving me quite some trouble at the moment and so needlework is rather off the menu much of the time, (esp. when one has been cleaning the bathroom and caused oneself a lot of pain....).
In front of the radiator and next to the silks box, you can see the green fabric still in the hoop after the whole piece was pulled out. Also, on top of the drawers on the left is the still neglected peacock feather piece. Sigh!
Let's hope there's some forward movement to report on something soon. I've unearthed my old 'Treat Your Own Neck' book and am going to see if I can get any help from that. Maybe some of the exercises will help. Normally when I have some neck trouble, which I'm prone to, a couple of days and one or two exercises sort it, but this time, it means business!
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Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014