i made progress with the water meter ornament last night, but after looking at it again this morning, i'm not sure how i feel about it.
the stars are all so irregular that outlining them doesn't really help. it only makes it look more primitive.
the moon beams are also irregular that doing a straight satin stitch doesn't make it look any better.
i think i'm resorting to beads. yes, i've made up my mind and don't try and stop me. beads will be the perfect accouterments for this piece.
i really was resigned to do this without the help of beads, but it's just not working. back to the shop i go this weekend! at least it will give me some quality time with my lady...oh how i've missed her...