I went back to my Antwerp stitched ruffle for the mermaid's waist. I took out the stitches that were becoming too big and tried again. Luckily I was able to loosen them up and just take out the ones that needed to be redone - as opposed to starting over. I wasn't sure how to start a new thread so I just left a tail, that's why there are so many strings hanging on this. I had a hard time working over the little bent-over edge on one side. I'll figure out what to do about that later. I'm not sure about this ruffle. It looks like there is a ridge down the middle.
I'm tempted to try again. I have lots of silk covered Pearl purl from my Cabinet of Curiosities class so I could try again and see what happens. I haven't looked to see what comes next. I think we attach the scales and tail fin and ruffle. That would be so cool. I think the mirror mermaid would be just about finished by then.
I got the center cartouche stitched on the Needleworker's Pocketbook. I also got a good start on the last one. I am making progress but it is rather slow.
I am trying out the bird alphabet to see if I like the colors and how the bird is stitched. I may decide to change colors. The plan is to stitch "Claire" again. I think this alphabet is really Christmas themed so I may change it to be more summer themed but first I have to see how it looks. Do the leaves look like holly and berries? Can I use over dyed thread?
I put in a few stitches in Lady's Collection. Boy is it slow going over one with cross stitch instead of tent stitch. I realized that I am one thread off from having those flowers centered. Rats. I wasn't up to changing anything yesterday. We'll see how I feel today. I think I'd rather vacuum than take stitches out.
It is a lovely day for walking and I walked a bit extra today. I'm good.