The last few stitches went pretty quickly on this design (Drawn Thread's "A Giving Heart"). And the finishing went pretty smoothly as well. The nice thing about little projects like these is the instant gratification you get from them! Now back to my larger projects.
This is one of the larger projects I want to get back to, Drawn Thread's "Toccata 2". I started it at the beginning of last year and made a little progress, but working with gold thread isn't my favorite thing and it was making me anxious, so it was set aside. I pulled it out this morning and finished the rest of the motif. I think I need to add soie perlee to my list of unfavorite materials to work with! I guess it turned out okay as long as you don't look too closely. I get to perfect my style as the next motif is more of the same--couching using the same materials. Only laying the gold thread horizontally rather than vertically. If I can get past that I think there'll be some easier stitches to follow. Challenge is good, though, right?
Alas, I have a regular project to work on as well--all cross stitch and not terribly large to keep things varied. I'll share my progress later in the week!