I think it looks great. My iPod is still keeping me entertained, so I am managing an hour or so of stitching every evening. Hooray!
Two Steps Forward and One Step BackAlthough the beaded eye on the large fish turned out great, I wanted to stitch one of the small fish last night and see how the smaller black beads would look for eyes. I had decided that using the Petite Frosty Rays on the large fish tail was driving me batty. I really liked working with the Renaissance Designs thread for the sun, so I got some teal thread from Renaissance Designs to finish off the small fish. Just because one thread in a line is great to stitch with, don't assume that another color will be equally good. Threads from every other manufacturer have been similar in different colors of the same line. Not Renaissance Designs. I started with a shorter piece (ten inches) because the thread is metallic, but that wasn't short enough. Within a half dozen stitches the thread was shredded. I've tried even shorter length, but again, within a few stitches, the thread is toast! The stitches are lumpy and uneven, too. So. What now? I could pull it all out and go back to Petite Frosty Rays. Or I could muddle along and rethread the needle every five minutes. Meanwhile I am just going back and finishing the water and sky. I'll come back to the small fish later. Hmmmmmph. This project was going way too smoothly.