A while ago I started on this needle painted flower. I made so many mistakes! But I kept going and used it for practice.
|See how full of holes the flowers are? That's not good.|
I went ahead and practiced the fish bone stitch on the leaves and a satin stitch on the stem.
Now, I've started another one (exactly the same) and have corrected a couple of my previous mistakes, but there are still things I wish I had done differently. I didn't realize I was suppose to start with the petal that was furthest away, and most petals are either not defined enough, or too much.
For two evenings I was able to sit outside in my backyard swing, enjoy the peace and quiet and the feel of cool grass under my feet. I stitched until the sun set and I could no longer see. It felt wonderful! Of course because I loafed two evenings in a row, the laundry pile is now huge, the kitchen needs a good scrubbing and the dust has collected, but there will be plenty of time to clean tonight as it's suppose to rain.
Until another time, have a happy stitching day!