I decided to start over as I didn't want to take out all that gold metal thread. I also decided to go with my gut and change colors and threads as I went along. I have enough room on the same piece of cloth to do another one.
I like my new colors but I have to find three more shades of the red color. I'm going to look in my Color confidence book for some shades of red. I picked a gold color thread for the background. It will take a long time to do the background.
I have one more book that I bought recently. It is called "18th Century Embroidery Techniques". I got it for a picture on the front. I was thinking of doing a casket with flower that are like those around the edge of this man's coat. In this book, the author has gone to a museum and looked at the items on display and then drawn them and analysed how they were done.
I have picked up and put a few stitches in a couple of old WIPs. That pink flower is bugging me so I might change it.
I won't post tomorrow as I will be in class on the other side of the state making a box. I've got my fingers crossed that the weather cooperates.