14 hours ago
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Do Different - Finished
That was my goal - to be finished with it by March 31.
Used 8 skeins of dmc, or 64 meters. I didn't stitch the pattern fully or exactly. It would take possibly less than another skein to do it per the pattern design.
I changed the three boxes under the first text. I didn't like the dog. The dog and the rabbit have nearly the same bodies. I mirrored the rabbit on the middle text row. I thought the bird was just too big. There were a couple of symmetrical errors in the pattern, but nothing huge.
I killed off the squirrels at the bottom and the peacocks at the top. I just preferred the empty space at the moment. I ended up using the text per the pattern and changing the letters and spacing just slightly. I had the bible out and looked up the Proverbs 3-3 and found that mine was slightly different -
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
The pattern is - Let not mercy and truth forsake thee. Bind them about thy neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.
I found references saying it was both ways depending on the bible version. I did not find something better to replace it with, and if I can find that the quote is something I can relate to, I will tend to keep it. By the end - I could relate to it.
Winter being my excuse to stitch all the time ends tonight. So I am glad to call this one finished.