For all the wonderful reasons Hillary has listed (have you checked out her fabulous new pattern-cards yet?) and because it has afforded me the opportunity to spend a gorgeous day like today working outdoors. As Hillary said, it's fun and it's portable, not to mention highly relaxing. What else could one ask for in a project?
I have to admit, I've grown quite enamored with the little rose-colored bug (which at this point has little arms and wings attached). Usually, when I make a softie, the thrill is in the process, and I have no problem parting with it because I know when I am making it that it's not for me. It's meant for someone else to enjoy. It's rare for me to not want to give a softie up, and I think this might be one of those rare instances where I may just have to keep this one. It will serve as a sample piece, if anything. The rest of these little guys will be up for sale at the upcoming Open Studio. In other news, the critters and mini-manti are coming along much slower than I thought they would. I will spare you the numbers (or lack thereof) and all that nonsense, but at least I can say that at this point there are a few more awaiting details than just the ones in this photo: