That is a great leaf! I know what you mean, satin stitch can be a little uncooperative.
Oh I know what you mean Pamela! But you've done a great job on that leaf :)
I always find that satin stitch is easier, although more time consuming, worked in a thin thread, Your leaf is beautifully made!
I'm not too crazy for satin stitch, though I am going to try to use is more on the precept that practice makes perfect!
It is a darling leaf!