I mentioned my goldwork chrysanthemum from the Mary Jane Collection a while ago. I stopped for a while since the gold was giving me trouble, but Megan gave me some advice on plunging the gold through the fabric, so I’m trying again:
I had stopped work partway through the stem. When I picked it back up, though, I realized that I had decided to couch the stem down in front but wait to tie the gold down in back until I could do it all at once – what a horrific mess! I want a time machine so I can go back in time and slap myself. That was a terrible idea. Tie it down as you go along, folks. The stem looks good from the front though.
And here’s a close-up of the blossom. I couldn’t catch the sparkle in my photos today, but everything in this design really shines. I will also be outlining all the petals in gold. It’ll be gorgeous.