When will I ever learn! When doing a new stitch I should not immediately go to a project. That is what I did on the top photo. Well, after a long day of looking after two sons who had their wisdom teeth surgically removed I was not firing on all cylinders but I wanted to feel like I had had a productive day so I just went for it and stitched on this month's crazy quilt journal project. duh! bad move! Clearly I wasn't getting it. Today with a clearer head I stitched on a practice piece and thankfully I figured it out. The lower photo shows how I added to an existing practice piece. I like the pastel colors. I don't usually work with them.