Schwalm project : Toddling along

Wasn't I supposed to show you my progress in Schwalm ?

After finishing the transfer and outlining with coral knots ,

....which was quite easy (click on the photographs for a better view,I've left them big enough)

the flower petals were filled in with buttonhole scallops,

 and these too were fine except for some squished petals here and there.I had to squint and peer very closely as the carbon markings on white were very faint.

 But I did manage these teeny flowers reasonably well

and this one too looks fine, right?
I was quite happy with the progress, until I started...

SATIN STITCH!!! ...egad!!!
Who knew that satin stitching on even weave would be so difficult? And the leaves were tiny...that made my job all the more difficult. Most of the leaves have been stitched,frogged and stitched again.The above pic is one of my decent finishes . I am not showing you the messy ones...;)
So now, the piece looks like this...

By the way,I got my eyes tested yesterday ;) 

I've repeated the same pattern on the opposite side of the cloth .So that's two out of 4. I am in no mood to repeat this a 3rd and 4th time to complete the square. What if I change the design on those sides? I am considering that option . Would that look good? What do you think?

Thank you for your kind words on my student's work. I just wish all those who've learned through me would get inspired and at least show me some of their attempts.
Till next post,
Love ,luck and sunshine,