I am almost completely done with the Iris picture. It needs some back stitching and a signature & date, but I wanted to block it first. I chose entirely the WRONG background stitch to do in hand and the piece is totally warped.
It’s on the blocking board for my second attempt and is nearly straight. I may try one more time to re-block it after it dries. Then I’ll put it on stretcher bars to do the backstitching and leave it on them until I frame it. Otherwise, I’m afraid it will just pull out of shape again.