So the other night, I'm happily working away on Inspire and thinking about next steps and design elements when I realize that I've totally jumped the gun by beginning work on the padding. I was to the s when I said to self: "now how are you going to outline with pearl purl correctly with all that padding on? It's going to be awfully hard to get nice, clean outlines…. DOW!"
It was a that point I went to bed.
Next evening, I decided not to take out the all of the padding, just the top layer on the "i" (I'm putting int two layers - the letters are too small to do more and I'd rather do the felt rather than cording).
As a good little Outliner, I am working the letters that I envision on the top then outlining the parts in the background so I begin with the "e"(also be as far away from my dirty awful as possible ;)