Yesterday I finished stitching the 15th lacy stumpwork petal for my Breakfast at Tiffany's block.
As I was stitching the petals, I was worried that the couched wire outlining the petals was going to be too strong compared to the laciness of the petal...
Overall, I think they'll be great and the delicacy of the lace of the petal really comes through which I'm happy about.
One thing I did notice was that I need a much more precise pair of scissors...like these used for hardanger...in order to clip all those threads super close. A macro lens is good for pointing that stuff out.
So...as the Mad Hatter said in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland after the Red Queen had imprisoned and forced him to become her personal Hatter...
"It's good to be working at my trade again."
If you're wondering what my Breakfast at Tiffany's project is...you can read prior posts on the topic here and the originating post describing the inspiration behind the block here.
Happy weekend everyone!
P.S. We are preparing for Hurricane Irene. Though our house is up high on a hill, our little historic mill town of Ellicott City is situated right on the Patapsco River. It flooded in 1972 during Hurricane Agnes so keep your fingers crossed for us this weekend that this doesn't happen again...(that's the second floor of the building showing above the flood)