Well that’s the chillies finished. I’m not sure why the book suggests five different shades of green for this project and I think it looks a bit odd. Not keen on the stripe effect on the chilli either but that’s also what the book said to do. I admit that I exaggerated about the forty shades.
The needlelace is not brilliant but it’ll do and just as I thought, It was much easier to do using a cordonnet. The book says to use open buttonhole stitch but corded buttonhole makes for slightly fatter stitches so I could see where I had to insert the tapestry needle without resorting to a magnifying glass and it was fairly quick to do. The blunt tip of the tapestry needle also prevented split threads. The next project is actually to stitch chilli peppers onto napkins but I don’t fancy that idea so I’m moving straight onto Camomile but need to go out and buy another skein of DMC Blanc first once the plasterer/decorator team has been and gone but they’re already an hour and a half late. Time to make a phone call I think.