Iris and Butterfly by Pat Van Cleve was the start of the comedy of errors. Mistake number 1. If I'd looked at the picture properly I would have noticed that the butterfly has canvas showing. Oh well I suppose I'll have to change that, maybe a bit of stump work will be in order.
Next to my great excitement my first Sue Spargo block of the month arrived. Unpacked it and decided to get stuck straight in.
Mistake number two.
Then proceeded to needleturn the green onto the wool. Thank goodness I did this part separate from the main background. Next stitched this onto the aforementioned background.
The next day I happen to look at the instructions and to my horror notice that I had the block set in portrait instead of landscape. This meant having to rip out stitches and then my rickrack was also too short as a result.
My luck was with me again as I had a piece of vintage rickrack in my supplies.
I vowed to read my instructions. To no avail along comes mistake number three.
I start doing running stitch around the leaf area with one of my favorite threads, seagrass. Again I happen to look at the picture, oh no it should be backstitch. More unstitching.
At this stage I have to say it is a good thing I love Sue Spargo items or this would have ended up in the same trash can as my ANG stitch of the month.