It's been awhile since my last post - but depression and the flu bug from hell descended upon me and just zapped me of the will to do anything. G's Mum had asked me to make a white rose card for a wedding she is attending and it turned into one of those projects - you want to do it, but you don't and you criticize yourself all the way through the experience. Meh.
The rose is a white version of the Verity project in the A-Z of stumpwork book. I would love to share how the experience went but I can barely recall it! Apologies for the picture, it was just before it was handed over and the backing fabric needs a good iron and the petals hadn't been shaped.
I do remember that shaping the leaf was extremely tricky - the wire just wouldn't turn at the right angles, I tried shaping it round a needle but the needles weren't strong enough. Eventually G took pity on me and went hunting in his shed for some implement I could use. Turns out an old dissection tool is the perfect thing. (Naturally it was thoroughly cleaned before it got anywhere near my embroidery).
I imagine everyone has embroideries that don't turn out as they'd like - be it because of illness, lack of confidence or just an inability to connect with a project. I suppose this post is a reminder to myself that I can get something completed whatever the odds.