The stem stitch still drives me up a wall but I’ve decided to make peace with the fact that I cheat it (because I like the way it looks).
I was hoping to finish up tonight so I can take photos and go to the post office in the morning; however, the iron and ironing board don’t get used much around here (I’m the worst) and they are tucked away in the baby’s room in his closet. So it’ll just have to wait.
I am also hoping to have some new paper pieces finished up soon. Something along these lines — neater and minus the pencil marks. I’ve also come to terms with the fact that I’ll end up doing most geometric paper pieces at least twice.