As soon as I finished the face embroidery, I immediately jumped into outlining the hand that I had planned to do next.
I did a few of the lines going through the hand then started on the main outline.
Right about this point, where you see in the picture above, the hand decided it did not want to be done the same as the face. And it was pretty insistent. So i finished the main outline plus a few more interior lines. And started to work on the rings.
After that, it fell into place and only a couple days later, the hand was finished.
Close up details:
While this did not go the way I originally planned, I’m very happy with how it turned out. It was fun adding the “bling” to the design. And i can always make another hand later that is filed with tons of small satin stitched sections.
Have I started anything else? Of course! I’ll even give you a sneak peek! Just of the drawing anyway, which I ended up coloring in with my colored pencils:
This is from Long and Short Stitch Embroidery by Trish Burr. I’m trying my hand at needle painting.