Almost there...only the dragonfly and assorted doodads to go:
So here is the reason for the rings:
I attached my rings to the canvas a little differently than the instructions indicated, but I really really really like the result. Makes me think there might be a lot more of these in my stitchy future!
Because so many of you have commented about what a genius I am and how much you love this piece, I want to make sure to give credit where credit is due. The canvas is a painted canvas designed by Zecca and all of the stitches and threads and ideas and attachments and gizmos are from Ruth Schmuff from Beadecked and Beadazzled. This project was one of Ruth's mystery classes several years ago and there is absolutley no way on the entire planet I could have come up with any of this on my own.
But it sure feels nice to be at the big kids' table as the stitcher of this one, I swear!
Doctor appointment this afternoon and then methinks we're going to start putting things back in order around here. It's a bit of a Jack Russell/Spinster frat house at the moment, and given the fact that I am the matriarch of this little goat rodeo, I say...enough.