|The positioning of the colors are a bit different - also chose to work some areas in a pulled thread version of the four sided stitch just to add some texture|
|Added a zig-zag line of stitches in the area marked with my stiletto...the space was bothering me a bit so I decided to adapt the design a bit|
On the shoulder front - the recurring pain cancelled all plans for the weekend and I stayed home 'resting' with the hot water bottle and this sampler. This pain was different to the frozen shoulder pain from before - it was probably caused by my falling/tripping over a chair while teaching my Japanese Embroidery class last weekend ... I had been successful in avoiding hitting the right shoulder, my forehead and any other areas as I fell backwards but the back of my shoulder had hit the chair anyway... this after an active week in the office had caused the area to be quite achy by the end of the week. Well, resting had helped but then another treatment using Indian acupressure technique, this time on my foot, relaxed the area completely last night and things have remained 'comfortable' since. Amazing results with simple techniques! Thank you all for your emails and good wishes.
Appreciate your kind comments on my stitching too...