I was always complaining to myself about how machine stitching gets lost in larger pieces. Heavier thread, contrasting colors - it was never enough for me.
Now that I've committed to using paint to highlight the stitching on this piece, we'll see how much I'm in love with it when it's finished.
I can tell you I find the process messy, tedious and exacting - not what I am feeling at the moment. Just when I was feeling loose, exuberant and ready to fling things finishing this piece is demanding precision and control.