Paul says this is my best work yet. I was thinking it was sort of boring as I only did the basic back stitch. But I did manage to keep my stitches a consistent width, especially around the race car. I think it’s time to start expanding my stitch vocabulary. The perfect way to do this would be with a stitching group that could give me advice about what to use and when and how to mix it up to make the piece more interesting. Give me a shout if you know of such a group, online or in they NYC area.

Race car and flame patterns from Sublime Stitching by Jenny Hart.