I'll be the first to admit that quote stitching which is all the rage these days and as an extension, submissive stitching isn't normally my cup of tea. Yet, a quote, a line seemed to be the only way to go with stitching something to mark my reading, finally of Gone With the Wind (one of my 30 before 30's).
Cross stitch designs for Gone With the Wind that are already hanging around on the internets weren't really doing anything for me, so as always, it was a chance to create my own. Thinking of lines from the book, Scarlett's fiddle dee dee seemed like an obviously choice. It's a line she repeats throughout the story, one uttered when she's expressing some kind of impatience or scorn whether it's the men constantly talking about the chance of going to war with the Yankees or how marriage is just for fun for men.
So the wording was pretty simple enough - I actually came across a cross stitch writing tool which is pretty handy if you want to work out and design your own quotes or samplers. And the heart flower wreath design is a free design from Luli, it became my final start of 2014 and my first finish of the new year and in the process, another addition to my embroidery hoop wall.
Fiddle dee dee indeed!