First, and more excitingly, is the piece I'm going to start tomorrow. This was what we had to do before the first lesson:
This is called 'preparing the grid'. I did this by carefully marking out the box and stitching rows of four sided stitch around it.
I then did a row of satin stitch inside the four sided stitch. Next I marked out the threads that were to remain, and then I started cutting very, very carefully.
I left 4 threads at each of the marked points.
Then I wrapped the threads with an over and under motion, being careful not to overwrap them and leave them distorted (although some of mine are a little bit).
As for the piece I started two years ago. I have made a little bit of progress this week. I had to remember how to do Corded Brussels stitch and picots, but I'll probably need them tomorrow so it was a good refresher. Here is is now:
|a small bit of progress has been made on the left hand side|
|This was how I left it two years ago|
So some progress has been made and I'm ready for tomorrow.