Sometimes a project moves forward in the smallest of steps. I decided I wanted the orange cat to have a greenish radiance. That required a shopping trip where I added to my collection of green embroidery floss.
So that was the first tiny step forward.
And then I added concentric circles to my inkscape drawing, and used the drawing to trace little hashmarks on my embroidery background. Another small step. Those marks will be my rough guides for where to change shades of green.
I think I’ve narrowed the greens down to a selection of three, so some of those hash marks are extraneous. Except, I never know…maybe I’ll add a couple more greens and need those hash marks after all? Things don’t necessarily go as planned once I’m stitching and I like to be open to the possibility of totally changing my mind.