I finished stitching the parasol front of Sakura. It turned out nicely. I made twisted cording using 3 strands of floss and couched it down across the top. That really made it look done.
Only one more part but the stitching is all over-one. ARGH.
I started on the strawberry bush side of Home Sweet Home. So far it is going well. I did a new stitch, knotted pearl, for the stem. It isn't perfect. I was supposed to start at the top but I didn't. I was supposed to make the stem fatter at the bottom. I didn't read that until it was already done, so I didn't do that either. I've got my fingers crossed that the strawberries turn out. I've attached some felt and now I have to do queen (rococo) stitches over the felt.
I started and then didn't like my first queen stitch so I ripped it out and am trying again. That's my goal for today, get one strawberry that looks decent.
I haven't taken lawn #2 out of Hampton Court. I was trying to squint and make it look better. It didn't look any better. After I take it out I'm going to give myself some more lines as guides so the angle will be correct.
I have a class in March and thought I ought to get back to the pre-stitching. Time passes so quickly and can also sneak up on you.