This is a day's worth of stitching.
It doesn't look like much. But it took several hours to couch the metal thread. Then the dreaded detached buttonhole goes very slowly. I wear my fancy pants glasses with the binocular thingies on them to see the threads. Even so, I still manage to loose threads and have to add stitches as I go along so I don't have holes. I'm hoping that when this petal is gathered up, you won't see my mistakes. My motivation today is the thought that I could finish the carnation. Wow, that would be fantastic.
It would be perfect if I got the Summer Casket Keepsakes in the mail today so that when the tutorial is posted tomorrow, I can begin.
I so want to make that butterfly. The beetle looks very interesting too.
This is the new design from Giulia Punti Antichi. I ordered the doll part and have it already. I'm tempted to order the pattern (at 20% off) from Stitching Bits and Bobs. I will get to visit several needlework stores next week. Maybe I can find this pattern at one of them.