I actually started this last night, but I made a mistake so bad I had to rip out almost everything I’d stitched so, I left it for today. After all the picking out of stitches, I began again, counting more carefully this time.
I’m using satin stitches for the leaves, and it makes me think of hand drawn images the way my stitches don’t quite fill the space at certain angles. If you look at it straight on, the two leaves on top are full. I left the two on bottom partially done, and I might leave them that way. What do you all think?? It wouldn’t take much to fill them in.
The design for April is three big flowers in a vase with Spring written below it all. I’m trying to decide if the parts to the side of the flowers are leaves or petals, it could be either. I may wait to see what others are doing before I try them myself.
In the Facebook group, several members are gushing about how gorgeous, amazing etc the new design is, and I’m like “meh, it’s okay”. I wouldn’t voice that opinion there of course, but while the design is pretty, its nothing like the design in the very middle square. It’s not as challenging to me I guess. I’m still going to stitch it, but I’m doing the satin stitches to give me something new.
Let me know what you think about the stitches, do they look good or should I pull them out and just cross stitch the entire thing? For those of you who are stitching this SAL too, what do you think of what I’ve done so far?? Everybody’s opinion – negative or positive but always respectful – are always welcome!
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!