Here's what it looked like wants I started adding the white thread:
I did a crisscross pattern in the light blue petals and added a set of three daisy stitches to the dark petals. I then went through and added french knots to all the dots in the pattern.
The end result--
My next project for the coming week is something I mentioned in an earlier post. A friend of mine is pregnant. One of the things I remember from when I was growing up is the cross stitch birth announcement that my grandma made for me. I thought it would be nice to do the same for my friend. She loves owls and I saw a kit on line for a cross stitch owl announcement and thought it would be cute to make for her. So, I had hoped to start it this past week, but things veered from their course. This coming week is when I'll start attempting it.
To show what I am in for this coming week, I have a little preview. First the pattern.
Yes, a key is provided. But the fabric provided is bigger than the image. They also give a set amount of thread. No extra for excessive mistakes. No guidelines either. It's up to me to figure out what goes where and in the right ratio.
Wish me luck!