This piece is back on track. Last week I showed you the stitching I had started in the shadow areas, and I was saying that it wasn't working for me. Well, it turns out I just needed to lengthen the stitch and put it on a 45º angle to achieve the texture I want, with enough contrast to show up. This stitching should be done soon (I hope) so that I can get to the machine quilting of the background.
I'll be back with an extra post tomorrow, to reveal the finished piece that I've called 'Stepping Stones'. If you're a new follower, it began with a skein of thread as inspiration and then involved a lot of hand stitching that you can see here and here.
Have a great day!