I picked up a long neglected project. It is called the Flemish Fantasy by the designer.
I been trying to get comfortable with this project. I love the design but I've had a heck of a time getting into it. First I had to get all the stuff for it. That involved ordering a slate frame. Then I tried to follow the directions by gluing paper to the back of the satin. Not working. So then I tore the paper off. Not working. I needed new satin. So I ordered the satin, you can't just go to the store and get some. So I put the new satin on the slate frame with muslin sewn to the back of it. Not working. Last night I picked it up to try again. I ended up cutting the muslin off of it. Then I took it off the slate frame. I work in hand normally anyway. Then I didn't like the hair thin thread. So I tried some other thread just to see. You know what? I'm getting there. I goofed around with the carnation.
I'm not sure how to do it or what edge to work from. So I just put some stitches in to see. These designs are very small and you can get away with a lot. Sort of looks okay?
With these tiny designs, do I outline each one in stem stitch or back stitch? Is it really necessary especially if you are going to couch down a gold thread around it? I still have some questions but I getting there. I need to goof around with it some more. I may cut out the carnation threads and do it in a more organized way.
So that's where I am.
The walking is done and the bathrooms are clean. The sun is shining. It's a whole new week.