Today is an even BETTER day, since I put the final stitches into "Shenandoah Spring" moments ago:
18ct. mono canvas in light blue
Watercolours, DMC floss and #8perle, Neon Rays, Kreinik #4 and #8 braid
When I finished this section, all I could hear in my head was Donkey's voice (from Shrek), saying "I'm making WAFFLES!"):
This is the center of the piece and was stitched all the way back in April of 2008. What the heck took me so long to finish this one?
I used Caron Watercolours "Seaglass" for this one, as well as DMC 504 and 503. The Neon Rays colors were N62 and N88, and then Kreikik braid in 3214 added the sparkle. I can only imagine what this one would look like in a different color pallette...maybe somthing like a rich, deep blue, or even a combination of brilliant reds. The imagination wanders...
What to stitch next is still rattling around in my brain. I might pick up those LHN ornaments and get a jump on those, or maybe finish the Merry Christmas piece from Raymond Crawford. Or I could pull out any of the billion and a half Laura J. Perin's I have and have fun with them, or maybe even do a little crewel piece?
It's nice to have such a dilemma!