In France, the first of April is called Poisson d’Avril, and pinning a paper fish on an unsuspecting friend’s back is considered the height of hilarity. (Yeah, I don't get it either.) Anyway, I was planning to celebrate Poisson d'Avril this year, but my fish wasn't ready until Saturday night. Blame it on the illness we suffered last week. So I celebrated yesterday.
The first fish was a little too cartoony for my taste once I had finished the applique and started the embroidery. So off he came. The second fish was rather touch-and-go when I started painting it; the spines look more swordfish than goldfish, and I'm still not sure I like them. But a little more applique and embroidery helped the effect.
So happy Poisson d'Avril to you.
Oh, and have you seen Knit and Tonic's photo of her yarn stash?