Had to take a small break to finish some instructions for a teacher but now I am back to stitching along. I decided a few things about the butterfly:
I am doing the same stitch throughout. Nobuko and I would compensate as needed. The aqua and red dots will be Rhodes stitches to fit area. Butterfly body is going to be Gobelins, his topknot will be couched gold, and the antennas will be left for couching too (Rhodes stitches for the ends of antennas too).
Color choices are dark values for back wing and light values for front wing. These are also the colors used in the kids clothes.
I also decided to take a close up picture and I would later go back and couch the gold and red outlines. Then I realized I will have to stitch the cloud and sky before I couch the butterfly.
Since this is going to be a HOT week-end (I think summer has finally arrived in the Midwest USA…but gratefully it has stopped raining); it will be a great week-end to stitch.
Thank you for stopping by… I hope you find time to stitch today!