"Let the beginner of embroidery set up a piece of plain linen and practice sending the needle up and down without regard to design. When the hands are trained by this movement, mark out on the linen large squares and seek to send the needle up and down at will."
Corticelli Lessons in Embroidery, 1838
Here's my second piece, it's been damp-stretched:
I went a little frenzied with the French knots again.
Some cutwork. It will be backed with white.
And . . . below is the beginning of my third section. (Sorry about the photo, I had to take it at night.)
Puffy stuff! I hope to visit some of you this weekend! Love, Linda