Since Carol asked, I thought I would share with you what I entered for the Minnesota State Fair. I love counted cross stitch, but I also love Hardanger. I alternate back and forth depending on what kind of mood I'm in.
One of the Hardanger designers I like is Donna Olson. Her patterns are very easy to follow and the pictures are very clear. You don't have to be an expert to stitch her designs.
Recently I finished one of her doily patterns called "Fran's Diamonds". I thought it turned out quite nice and is one of the best pieces I've ever completed. I've never entered anything at the State Fair and I know that it's quite competitive, but I decided to give it a shot. Here's what the piece looks like:
Have a nice weekend. Thanks for stopping by!