I have no idea how long I've been working on this, so who knows how many rounds of battle have been fought. Okay, that's a lie - apparently this is closing in on almost FIVE YEARS as a WIP, which is about four years too long. Sigh.
The last time I shared a picture of Beaded Dragonfly Tile, it looked like this:
(And yeah, I know the pictures are hideous. Photographing anything on black fabric is incredibly difficult so this is the best I can do!)
And now it looks like this! I'm working around the inner border and naturally, I did the lily pads first because they only have four colors instead of a billion. I'm slowly adding the flowers and working on the specialty stitches in the outer border, too.
Closeup of my disgustingly ugly Jessica stitches for the lulz. I'm trying to tuck the last leg of the larger stitch under previous stitches so it's a smoother circle, but I think I'm doing something wrong, because they all look terrible. At least they're consistently terrible...
Maybe I should only be tucking under one thread instead of two? I'll have to try it. I'd have to redo them all but whatever, this project has already taken almost five years soooo... :p
Yeah, my eyelets suck too. I can never get the holes to open up evenly. I'm not going to try and redo those ever because they're always horrible and honestly, they're good enough to my eye. And that's what matters. :3
Well, it's a challenging stitch but certainly not boring! I'm having fun with the struggle, haha.