What an epiphany! They take all the frustration out of the coptic stitch. I went from feeling tense and discombobulated to feeling like I could do anything. I actually sat down and stitched my latest book without any unpleasantness. There was no smoke coming out my ears, there were no angry "bad" words. I cannot wait for the next book.
Also while rummaging around in my work room, I rediscovered the album covers I purchased at a garage sale some years ago. Oh, the memories! I am sure many of you don't remember 33 1/3 rpm vinyl records, but I surely do! At any rate, this is my latest book using a part of the album cover for the covers.
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I want to try 2 needle coptic stitch and more stitching over ribbons, cords, etc., but also need to get back to sketching and painting. I have a few book kits with unfinished book board covers. I may have to play with some art on the covers of those. That ought to get the creative juices flowing.
Meanwhile, I need more coffee and a crossword puzzle to properly get this day started, so I bid you adieu and hope to see you again tomorrow.