The last few days have been relatively cold and rainy for walking. I'm looking forward to a time when I don't need any coat at all. My trusty old green raincoat sure gets a lot of use. DH thinks I should replace it but no chance of that happening.
Okay, so back to the Flemish Ornament. Since I didn't find any more Duchess silk satin, I ordered some but it won't be here for at least a week. The Yes paste is permanent, you can't take it off and try again. Or that's what they would have you believe! They haven't met me. I decided to rip that sucker off. And guess what, I did.
It looks messy but the front is not too bad.
I just wanted to try stitching without the stuff on the back. I know myself, and I know I couldn't do it through hard paste and paper. It is just too difficult and too tedious. Maybe I put too much paste on, there was a really hard layer of it under the paper. It is hard enough for me to just embroider so I couldn't make it even harder and hope to ever finish it. The design is really quite small, you must use very small stitches on it and I just couldn't do it through, essentially, cardboard.
Anyway, I am happier. I guess I should have muslin at least under the satin but I wanted to try embroidering directly on the satin. So I did.
I'm still getting used to the thread.
I added the snap to the Just Nan needlebook and it is totally finished. Now I can work on Buzz.
May starts on Sunday, how can that be?