Following my own advice, I decided to do the animal feet first and save the logs for last. And "ta da" the bear paw and a half are done!!!
But getting back into this giant work has refreshed my memory about what I won't do again in the future. Kind of reverse New Year's Resolutions:
- I won't work on anything this large. I spent nearly a whole day moving back and forth between my sit'em and the Cheticamp trying to figure out what was easier. I think the sit'em is winning.
- I won't hook on the diagonal - when I started the bear, I thought that hooking his fur on the diagonal gave an interesting texture. It's just very tough to do.
- I won't put a project away without putting away the wool strips that go with it - I have a feeling I've been pinching from this stash and may just find myself short on the log wool - but the good news is that I found where I put the formula if I need to dye more
And I guess the biggest won't - - I won't sail merrily into a project without quite figuring out the mechanics at the end. I sure hope I can come up with some kind of easy, magnetic solution to affix this to the side of the washer/dryer. If not, I am already scouring for alternate locations for this 12 square foot monster.