Thank you everyone for your encouragement & congratulations for 'Frederick the Literate'. I had wanted to do that project from the moment it was published. You helped greatly even though it was me doing the stitching!
I now desperately need that same encouragement with finishing this project.
I'd like to give it to the Cadet Princess before she starts university in late February.
This is a 'Design Works' kit bought through The Fox Collection. I started it in about July 2002 when I was living alone in Mackay in Central Qld (before I met my husband & moved to Brisbane), put it away after the first flush of enthusiasm, took it out again in October 2006 for a week, & is now my main stitching task for January 2008.
I have to admit that it's my least favourite project by a long shot. I like the look of the finished product but I loathed the chart. Normally, I like black & white charts best, but the limitations of a black & white graph for this project are sad, sad, sad. When I started it, I couldn't tell what colour was what when it came to the feathers. They were only slightly varying thicknesses of lines. Fortunately, I recently managed to buy a colour chart on EBay, so cross your fingers that it all goes swimmingly.
Finishing 'Dreamcatcher' will knock out two major long term UFOs. I can then work with a clear conscience on recent starts.