Finally, I have a few minutes to post the results of the contest for which project I will do next. I am happy to report that the project I wanted to do won. The third photo had 6 votes, the second photo had 5, and the first photo had 2 votes. Although one person couldn't decide and voted for two - but I did count both votes. So the next project I will do for myself is this one. I'm very excited, even though I'm not quite half way through the vortex I am working on (I will post pictures when I hit the half way point).
And my dear hubby wants me to stitch him a fractal, although he hasn't yet picked one out for me to do. This will be the first time, except for commissions, where I've taken someone else's design and turned it into a chart to stitch. Since whatever fractal he chooses will probably be from one of his many fractal caledars and will be copyrighted to someone else, I won't be able to post pictures here. But if you come to Mystery Retreat here in Portland next July I will show you my progress!!!!
Since this was a very loose "contest" there really wasn't a prize, but for all of you who took the time to vote, when I get the design converted into a chart I'd be happy to post a link to it on my web site (or here if I can figure out how to do it) so anyone who wants to can stitch it. I do have to warn you though, it will be a cross stitch piece (or tent stitch if you prefer), not one of my geometrics. I want the flow of colors to star, not the stitches.