DH was gone this past weekend, so out came Marta. This mask is a painted canvas and, for me, requires totally uninterrupted stitching time!
I completed the ribbon, which took about 4 hours. It's amazing how long it can take to stitch a relatively small area! Of course, some of that time was taken up deciding what stitch to use. After being unsuccessful with Slanted Gobelin, the edges were just too jagged, I ended up using a simple Mosaic stitch. With Mosaic, it is easy to adjust to the shape. I used two silk threads and needle blended to go from the lightest to the darkest. There isn't much variation, so that worked very well.