I do hope that you are sitting down to read this, as my news may come as a bit of a shock. Are you sitting down…are you ready for the earth shattering news?
Well as you all know, I have been complaining about the metallic threads involved in stitching the Mighty Samurai. You know that I hate them…well I love the effect they have, but I’m not so keen on actually stitching with them. Well this is what I chose to stitch…let me repeat that, I CHOSE to stitch this….
Yes, it’s metallic threads! I honestly don’t know what possessed me. Aren’t you glad I warned you to sit down?!!!
The picture isn’t very good as the camera can’t focus with metallic threads so I can’t get an in-focus, full on front shot - this is the best I can do. Here is the detail looking at it from a lower angle. Aren’t the colours wonderful?
The metallic thread is DMC Jewel Effects E135 and the design is stitched on a very pale green Charles Craft 14 count aida called Light Seafoam. I thought they made a wonderful Christmas effect that was different from the usual bright reds and greens.
This is one of a set of six designs that will be for sale soon. I have used a variety of Christmas greetings in the set, and also included this one ‘Winter Wishes’ to extend the variety of occasions for giving these stitched cards. Of course I still have to make it into a card, but wanted to let you see the design as soon as it was stitched!
I have still been stitching the Mighty Samurai, I haven’t forgotten about him. I will show you an update of my progress in my next post. Hopefully there will be a much more noticeable change in him!
Thanks for dropping in today. Hope that wasn't too much of a shock!
Until next time…happy stitching!