For such a small picture, the stamp is taking a lot of sewing! It has been an interesting little project from start to finish; finding the subject, and working out how to recreate it. I've a couple more decisions to make before I take it out the of ring, press it, cut it out and sew it on to the 'postcard'. (I'm fairly sure I am not giving anything away by showing the reverse!)
I took the picture to show how quickly a small amount of embroidery sewing can overflow out of its box. I've already moved up a size once. The purple felt on the right holds all the part used lengths in different colours. As long as I am gentle I can ease out the colour that I want without worsening the tangle. I have found that the felt is just fuzzy enough to hold the threads securely when I fold it over.
I think it took less than a week for the neatly arranged items in the box to become and apparent muddle of threads, pens, bits of cloth and notes.
Mind you, I do tend to work in a cluttered environment. This is what the piano looks like;
One dies in full prosperity, being wholly at ease and secure...Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having tasted of good.They lie down alike in the dust, and the worms cover them.
For the moth will eat them up like a garment,and the worm will eat them like wool;but my deliverance will be forever,and my salvation to all generations.