I had hoped to have a finished G to show you today, but getting just this far took me all of last evening, and I’m not even sure I like it anyway.
The seeding idea didn’t pan out, unfortunately, because I just couldn’t get the stitches that small! The smallest I could get them just looked like a big ole dotted line running through it. The only other idea I had was this – simple stitches at an angle to create the illusion of a bevel (is that the right word?).
Which is not as easy as it looks! Remember when you were a kid and you first tried to write on grown-up paper, the kind without lines? Your first line of writing would be nice and straight, then it would all fall apart somewhere along the way, becoming a messy, slanty avalanche of handwriting. That’s what this was like. I started in the middle to establish the angle, then would notice about 20 minutes later that the angle had changed completely.
And I’m not sure if I like it or if it looks like satin stitch done very badly. I think I need to finish that curve and outline it in a thin split stitch before I can tell for sure. What do you think?