It has been two weeks since I last put a stitch in my Flutterbys and I have missed them. I din't dare stitch on them when I was feeling so low and the last two weekends have been really busy, no stitching, but as soon as I knew I had a free day, I knew how I would be spending it.
All of my doubts have melted away (boy, am I glad that I didn't rip out all that stitching 10 days ago!) I am back in love with the purple, the colour that is, the thread is a different matter. Although all the colours are the same weight silk, from the same supplier, it is amazing the difference in handling. The palest pink silk is a dream, it almost lays itself. The purple is the complete opposite, it seems to fight me all the way (do you think it is trying to tell me something?) It won't lay nicely and snags as soon as you look at it. I have made a lot of mistakes and taken out almost as much as I have put in. It is still not perfect, but I decided to leave a mistake or two to remind me that I am not perfect - that is not an easy thing for a Virgo to admit.
Anyway, after several hours lost in horizontal and vertical foundations, she looks like this.
© Jennifer Ashley Taylor/Carol-Anne Conway