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The first iris petal was a challenge, and petals two and three have been difficult for new (although not entirely unexpected) reasons. This prompts a big decision - keep going, or go back and re-do?

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This stumpwork iris may be taking longer than anticipated, but this weekend has been a good one for hand embroidery, anyway. Color after color has been stitched into the petal, and the long and short stitch is a perfect choice for showcasing the rich tones.

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