I have almost completed embellishing the border. There are a few details to attend to for next week.
In the centre is a Buttonhole Wheel Cup #40 in yellow and green
Upper stem: Half Chevron Stitch #18
Lower stem: Arrowhead Stitch #45
Lower stem: Bullion Buttonhole Stitch #71
Lower stem: Linked Double Chain Stitch #32
I have only filled in this part with Top Knotted Buttonhole Stitch #64 (and a few Back Stitches)
Work In Progress While Travelling or 'Scratching a Chicken on the Train'
I started this Chicken Scratch embroidery last year and have worked on it exclusively while going on shorts trips in Japan. I wrote about it last year in November.
I believe I have not touch this piece of cloth since last year! It was time to do something about this and I did indeed work hard and now 75% of the work is completed.
While on the trip to northern Japan we saw something else that was red and white;
we encountered the first snow of the season. The snow added a nice touch to the red maple leaves on the trees.