I came across this issue of Australian Smocking and Embroidery magazine a few years ago and fell in love with the little outfit on the cover.
I bought some fabric, cut the piece for the smocked insert, pleated it and happily started smocking. The last step was to embroider little boullion roses. This is where the "stuck" comes in. I don't know what my problem is but I get very stressed out making those little buggers. I'm nearly done and I've been working on this project long enough. I'm posting about this so that maybe I can get motivated. This is what I have so far.
I just looked at the date on the magazine...2004! Maybe I should change my title to "Very Very Stuck".