Strangely, it was kind of sad to finish off the old Dragonfly row. I'm thrilled it is finished but I am also a little sad. It has been in the WIP pile for a VERY long time.
It wasn't alone. I went diving into my old WIPS for some more contenders.
Crossed Wing's Warblers 2 Bellpull.The cloth is actually a mocha color which my camera never seems to pick up. I don't know anything beyond point and click so it's most likely me not setting something properly in it.
At least 1 have 1 bird to show for 10 years "work." This is 32 ct. Mocha Belfast, worked with 2 strands of Anchor. I used the Anchor conversion printed on the chart - which can sometimes be quite funky in pattern contrasts. I went through a thread phase inwhich I was converting everything to Anchor. The results were more vibrant but with not always the best shading results.
I have since become more lazy and just work with the ever more discreasing quality DMC on projects when I can't afford the high quality relatively inexpensive (for silk) HDF silks on conversions. I still think Anchor is the better, stronger cotton fiber over DMC but it is tougher to find and the conversions can be problematic.
This is as far as I got on bird 2 because I thought I made a mistake when I couldn't find my place but after I frogged then restitched, I discovered that I had it right the first time just that my brain couldn't figure out where I should have started in again.
I have since taken out my version of Ink Circles Croakworth & an old Lu Fuller kit whose cloth I switched out to a 40 ct. Pictures of those next time. If I can find my Quaker Go Away Banner, I will take pictures of that, too. I was more in the mood to work on that than Croakworth but one Quaker style isn't that much different from any other.