Another week and I have to confess I was struggling with where to go next. Until yesterday evening, when my mother-in-law had a look at the hoop and made a suggestion. And now I can see so many possibilities!
Monday. 6th March: just a simple line of lime green backstitch heading out west.
Tuesday, 7th March: I totally stole this idea from @tumpeduck o check her out on Instagram) - half a button-hole wheel in orange. I think it looks a bit like the setting sun...
Wednesday, 8th March: A few dark red cross stitches right in the centre.
Thursday, 9th March: My own little constellation: a star and some French knots in yellow in the middle.
Friday, 10th March: I tried a new stitch - narrow rope stitch in coral. I don't think I'm a fan. It's a variation on chain stitch but it loses definition. It lies horizontally on the far right.
Saturday, 11th March: Twisted chain stitch in purple/pink running vertically down towards the bottom of the hoop.
Sunday, 12th March: so that line of purple that started on the left hand side a few weeks ago, now dips under the line of coral and peach and joins up with the dark blue. This idea of overlapping (and underlapping) was the light-bulb moment! This dark purple is Portuguese stem stitch.