I have used a thicker thread on the cutwork part of this piece. It makes the knots almost jewel like and is a contrast to the fine thread of the first section. Plans for this are changing as it is evolving though. The pieces of lace behind the petals are very fragile and in some places are actually coming away. That isn't necessarily a disaster it just means that those areas will need strengthening so I am going to back this with some fine white muslin and then do a little hand quilting on top.
First though I need to finish the surface embroidery. There is a large section of un embellished cloth along the bottom of this that I want to stitch before adding the muslin. Then I have plans for the colourful piece I showed you last time. The next stage for that requires embroidering a large piece of text and I can't decide what to do first. It is looking increasingly likely that life will return to normal from monday meaning back to work. Inevitably things will slow down on the embroidery front just at the point where construction, backing and finishing needs to be done. It looks like I am in for a busy weekend, busy in the best sense of the word.