There was this fox pattern. Published in January by Cottage Garden Samplings that became an instant success in the cross-stitch world. I admit to being suckered by the cute face, pointed ears, and lovely patterning.
Since then, I have also stitched the Swans (Feb), the Jackrabbit (March), the Raccoon (April), the Ferret (May). That means that I have two of the winter patterns stitched with a place on that fabric left for Dec. I also have the second panel completed.
June’s entry was this incredibly cute bear. I have the pattern skinned, the floss pulled, and the fabric on hand. July is an Eagle, which I also have. Ok- so far so good. Then there was a sneak peak of August, which is an Owl. This leaves me in a dilemma. I can’t see stitching a bear followed by two birds. I like things balanced. That is not balanced. Plus, the Bear has cat tails and ferns. The birds both have trees. Again, the issued order would look weird in my opinion.
So here I am, stitching the Eagle first, the Bear will be in the middle and the panel with finish with the Owl.
So far, 1300 stitches, not too fussy, on (trust me) a green fabric 16 ct from BeStitchMe.