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Washed Out First Step

I've finished my second First Step.

The first one was in bright yellow, orange, violet and blue.  I like these colors much better.  I'm more comfortable with them and they are more soothing.

The second time around I didn't need to look at the directions as much so it seemed to go faster (except for all the delays).  On the light round I only ran out of 3811.  You use a lot of floss in the light round.  I finally picked some up yesterday and finished the last two squares yesterday evening.

This time around my 3 different values were more further apart from each other and the light band looks a lot lighter than I thought it would.  Even the pale colors show the textures of the stitches.

My next step is to decide how to finish the two squares.  I with I could go down to the store and buy a square frame right off the shelf.  The square is 4 5/8 inches so it's going to be hard to find anything pre-made.

So, I'm also thinking of maybe a fabric frame or a box of some sort.

I'm going to think about it for a few weeks before I do anything.  So, stay tuned ...


  1. This is SO pretty, I love this colourway, it's much more *you* :) I actually think the texture of the stitches comes through a lot more too! Re: Square Frames - I know exactly what you mean, I really don't know why there aren't more on the market! I've got several projects waiting for frames too, and they've been waiting a looooong while, LOL ;)


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