Ruthy is back on the frame and I am very pleased to be working on her again. The rhythm of stem stitch is so therapeutic.
I made some alterations to her bodice (colour, cuffs and collar) and the positioning of the flowers in her hand. I also used bullion stitch for those flowers and the ones in her headress.
She looks a little like she has mumps. I am not sure that I have the stitch direction correct. I was wondering if I stitch another layer of satin stitches on her cheeks or should I unpick and try again ?
The past two weeks I have been working on a doily and tray cloth.
I made the silliest of mistakes on the tray cloth.
Can you spot it?
I hem stitched it back to front
I can't unpick it to correct as the corners will fray. It will always be a reminder to double check before stitching - lesson learnt (hopefully).