I got all the way around on the first row of detached buttonhole. Then when I started the second row, I knew I would have to figure out the Picot stitch. I reread the directions. I looked up a couple of YouTube videos. I tried a few picots. I didn't have it quite right - yet.
One more YouTube video for a twisted picot. Aha! That's the kind of picot I was looking for! I went back and reread the directions and the light dawned. I figured it out.
This stitch reminds me of a buillion (another stitch that I used to be afraid of). You have to hold on to the wraps. I made a few picots I think are perfect.
I got it!
I looked at the pictures in the Home Sweet Home book.
I wanted to see which edge was on the outside. Okay, I got it now, the long sides are outside of the short sides.
Then I went to see what I had done on my lining. That was part of the problem. I'm glad I had only taped the sides together rather than stitched them.
So I tried putting the tray in once I had reconfigued it so the long sides were outside of the short sides.
I was able to put the tray into the lining - but just barely. It fits very snugly.
I think things are going to work but I have to be very careful as I put this together. A commenter wanted to know the blog of the lady who stitched Home Sweet Home. It is https://janetgranger.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/carolyn-pearce-home-sweet-home/ Her advise has helped me. Thank you Janet Granger!
It's a warm rainy day. I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond to get my favorite coffee, Dark Hazelnut and it was on sale. Yeah! I'm anxious to finish up the last row of the ruff.