Mind you, there is also an inside front and an inside back to go. But I read ahead as I was anxious to do some of the design. If I get the second row (that is on top of the first row) of nun stitches done, I can start the wording on the back of the case. The nun stitched edge is looking nice and neat. I am getting faster at doing the nun's stitches. I am not using a frame though. I am scrunching. Don't tell. Luckily I found the silk floss that I ordered for this.
I got an email that the gold thread that was backordered at Needle in the Haystack is winging it's way east to me. That means I have to get going on the Trevelyon Holly ornament. I am trying to find my comfort zone and have decided that it doesn't include trellis stitch. I tried using more of a rhodes stitch for some berries. Then last night I tried just a satin stitch. The winner so far is the satin stitch.
I don't like the pink berries so I haven't put any in. But right now the ornament has so many berries!
When the gold thread connects them, it will look a lot better and make more sense. This is definitely the back of the ornament! I should just start over but I don't want to.
I used the itunes card that Santa gave me to rent a movie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and download a book (Kinsey and Me) to my ipad. I am very proud of myself for doing this without help from DH. Now I am ready for California. I have lots to occupy me on that long flight.