The most enjoyable stitches in a canvas are the first 10 and the last 10. The first ten are filled with anticipation of the joys to come; and the last ten are taken almost with relief that the task is finished. That's how I feel about the stylish ladies. I'm glad I allowed myself two weeks to finish stitching "the ladies"--it took almost all that time to actually finish the job. I took a photograph of the back of the canvas, because unstitched areas show up better from the back.
Other areas I stitched were the tassel on Giselle's beret, which I did in the long/short split stitch; the buttons on Mimi's blouse, where I repeated the Raised Maltese Cross; and I finished the chain stitched "star fish" design on Mimi's beret.
For anyone who is interested, I have the stitch guide for these ladies for sale at email@example.com.
Hope you enjoyed watching my stitching as much as I did doing the stitching. Now to force myself to part with the ladies and send them to the finisher. I should have a photograph of the finished Kate Spade-style tote by August. AND, what will I stitch next?