I finished it too late last night to get the photo, but, after 4 years, mostly of inaction, two months of action, a tremendous amount of frogging, and a wee bit of frustration, Hearts of America is done. I would like to say I happy danced, but I think the visual image of that would be shocking.
And I think I may have finally gotten to the point I would like to start something new. After 14 "structured" finishes, I think I have earned the right to have a project that has been a UFO since Never, didn't come from a magazine, and that isn't a monthly project (and I haven't started the quilt square for April, it's killing me).
And that project will be JBW's new Rabbit Sampler. I bought it right after the Nashville show (I know, I seem to be doing a lot of shopping for someone on the wagon. In my own defense, at least it's less than I HAD been doing), and it's been in the scrapbooking folder I carry my current WIP in since it came. Egging me on, you could say. It's a very pretty chart and I think it's just what I need to perk up my spring.
I was looking at floss this morning. I'm not sure I know what color I want to do it in. And, of course, being me, I can't do it in the color the model was done in--too predictable. And I don't have that color, don't have a lot of hand-dyed pinks anyway. Then I looked at Needle Necessities. There are two that strike me as suitable. 178 (Covent Gardens), which is a purple/green, but I know I bought that for a Stoney Creek sampler (this is why I will never write the Great American Novel, or figure out a way to broker world peace, whatever parts of my brain should be taken up with those issues is filled up with cross-stitch details and tidbits of pop culture). or an aqua blue. At least that one, I didn't buy with a specific project in mind for, I just bought it and covet it, like Golum (Ohs, the precious). And there is always my Dye Shop floss or the stuff I bought from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I could use that, but can't seem to definitely pick a color. I know I want to use white fabric, but can't decide if I want to use a traditional red, a nice pale purple, a green, or, if I want to do teal/slate blue, with brown bunnies. That last one is my go-to color combo, but not sure if I should be going spring-like or have something we can have up all year. Any suggestions?