I'm excited to share that I finished the Raven piece on the weekend!
I very much enjoyed putting this piece together. It's not hard, but it does require diligent counting so you don't get off by one or two. To me it seems that the raven's beak is really squished into the letters (especially the d on pondered). What do you guys think?
So, I am considering this piece for competition this year in the Western Showcase at the local Calgary Stampede. I won 3rd in my division last year with my Needlemania piece... but here's my worry. Is this too 'dark' for competition? Will people be turned off by the subject of the pattern being the intro line from Edgar Allen Poe's, The Raven. See it's perfect for me and my man and will go up in our house (amazingly I think this is the first piece in years that won't be given away or donated) but I worry that others might not see it that way... so opinions?
I look forward to hearing what you guys think about the raven beak and subject matter here.
I've turned my attention to the cottages, as it's April 2 and I haven't gotten the March cottage done yet! lol. After that it will be back to Dragons for a bit (which is getting close to a page finish I promise) and the baby sampler (with a due date of end of May).