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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

As Chiloe would say...

...bring out the disco ball 'cause it's time for a happy dance!

Yes, I have finally finished a piece of cross stitch.

The chart is called "Easter Line Up" and it's by The Trilogy. I have some buttons to consider - a butterfly and ladybug by Just Another Button Company and some tiny daisy-looking buttons. I'll try them out here and there and then decide if I really want to use them. The cover picture of the sample has an egg-shaped button on the piece (down in the egg row) but I don't really like it that much. Kind of draws the eye away from the stitching.

Now I get to decide what to do next. Do I finish the winter bird? Or do I start something new? I really liked working on this because 1) it's on fiddler which is much easier on my eyes than linen and 2) it was broken up into segments and I felt a sense of accomplishment as I completed each segment. I have already kitted three of Shepherd's Bush's "scatter" designs. I had to pull a strand of floss from the "Scatter Freedom" kit to finish the Easter one and am thinking seriously of doing that one next.

Decisions, decisions.


Chiloe said...

Let's dance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your disco ball is more cool than mine !!! lol Maybe you should finish winter bird! I know: I'm too reasonnable but it must be because I feel some guilt for my fuchsias .......................

Megan said...

That's so pretty, and perfect for this season :) Congrats on the finish!

Felicity said...

Lovely finish.

Just reading the blog... I hear the frustration in your writing about teaching. Can I say 'take heart that you are not alone'. I, too, am a teacher. Hang in there! The system needs people who care. The ones who shrug off the whole lot without asking questions or making complaints are not necessarily doing students the best they can. Rocking the boat brings on changes.