Today I created templates for small and large oak leaves and created the first applique, the five-leaf cluster at the center front of the hood. I worked off and on over eight hours, but I’d say it was closer to four or five hours of actual work. I stitched the leaves first to each other and then started stitching them to the hood, and got all the way round one side and into the other. I’d say I satisfied my three-figure goal for the day.
Since the design for the hood assumed a full circle and the hood itself is NOT a full circle, I realize my estimate for the total number of figures is also off. I think a more accurate estimate will be 25 to 28, depending how I decide to do the center back. If I keep to three figures per day I’ll be finished substantially early, and will be able to do liripipe banding as well.