I'm still working on the other wing but it's been a month since I posted. I wanted to pop in and say Hi. I thought you'd like to see the wing I've finished with the two parts together. I've put it on the black background fabric for the photo. It gives you a better idea of where I'm headed with this. I'm almost done with the other wing after a time consuming big mistake I made and had to take out. I also spent a bit of time on a RR square this month between all the May birthdays around here. I find I spend more time trying to come up with ideas than I actually spend stitching.
Speaking of RR's, I read somewhere that when you do work on a square you should leave 1/2 " bead free along the edges that are going to be stitched to other squares or borders. I've never done that and just use a zipper foot to stitch the fabrics together and think that a scant 1/8" is plenty of space to allow. I think a 1/2" bead free area especially in a seam that goes out to the edge looks unfinished. What do you do? I guess you could enclose enough beads for the recipient to finish it off.