This is the help I get. Coppélia provides the kind of company I enjoy: quiet, unconditional love and an appreciation for my handiwork. This was my first attempt at couching threads. Now I can see my stitches are loose -- as my basket teacher would remind me, "It's made by hand." The fabric I wrote on is a kimono scrap. Makes it hard to toss even the little bits when everything can be used.
Maybe you've noticed my preference for white flowers. My new boss cut this from his colorful garden for me. The huge blossom is slightly past its prime, but it's still lovely.