OK, I admit it. I am not very good at the fine art of compensation. Now for all you non-stitchy types, that means that you have to kinda squish a stitch when the area you're stitching doesn't have enough room for the whole stitch.
That's the technical explanation, don't you know.
Anywhoose, I finished the specialty stitches on all of the birds and think I did it well enough that the stitchy police won't come in and haul me away anytime soon. I think I like the patterns that resulted, and I know that I love the colors (even if that orange is a little "hot").
Now I'm on to the background, which I think I'll do in perle cotton in a very simple stitch. As for the purple border, I'm going to head upstairs today to see if I have a Flair that will do. (Y'all know how I love my Flair!)
It's a tundra here today, with blowing snow and bitterly cold temperatures. I promised myself that I wouldn't bitch about the weather anymore since there are so many people out there who don't have the luxury of a Happy Chair, a warm and fuzzy pup, and lots of stitching to keep them occupied. God help them and watch over them all....
On a completely separate note, I am contemplating a new rotation system for the month of February. Instead of pulling a WIP on Monday and stitching it the whole week, I think I might set aside one or two days a week for WIP's. That way I can go put some stitches in all of these new BAP's that are screaming my name. The alternative for February is to revert back to my normal thing, which is to stitch whatever the heck I want, whenever I want. Hmmm. Which one do you think will win? (Hey, you have to give me credit for making it a whole TWO WEEKS on this silly scheme before getting bored, now, don't you?)