... set the work aside before finishing all the (pesky) metal thread tails on the back!!!
Taking the tails to the back, may make the front look neat and somewhat tidy, but 'taming' the tails on the back is a completely other story - one I was determined to get over and done with today.
These uncontrolled tails, poking out in every-which-one direction take f-o-r-e-v-e-r to tidy up. I am convinced I have spent at least twice as long working on the back as it took stitching the front.
One-by-one every tail, trimmed, bent back and stitched securely down...
... they are all done!
I love the look of solid, couched gold laid side by side.. but I am glad there are no more ends.