This is what I bought my hubby to give me at Christmas (You know what men are like...it was a case of if you want something as a gift, buy it yourself, otherwise, heaven knows what you'll end up with!!)
It's Dimensions Elegance of the Orient. I thought it would go nicely with my Mighty Samurai who's looking rather lonely on my living room wall!
So, by now you're wondering what the trouble with on-line shopping. Was it the price? Nope, great price - there was 30% off at JoAnn's at the time. Delivery? Nope, great delivery -arrived in just a couple of days after placing the order. The problem is that when you order, you can't see the design properly. As much as I love the design...especially all the colours in the kimono, I HATE the colour of her skin. It's soooo pink, it almost cartoon-like and rather disappointing. I really don't know if I would have bought the kit if I had been in a shop and was able to pick it up and see it properly. I'm trying to decide if I should change the colour of the skin or not. Maybe it won't be as bad as it looks in the picture - I hope not. Anyway, I've started stitching it (after all, you can't have a new kit and not open it!) Not much progress, but this is what I have done so far.....
I've learned my lesson from the Mighty Samurai and am being very frugal with the threads! I have a feeling that this will be a long term project!!
On a different note, if you like adding charms to your stitching (which I do!), you really must head over here, where Nancy is having a giveaway of some of the most adorable sewing charms. Do check out the rest of her blog....she does the most amazing work. Plenty of designs to drool over!
Until next time...happy stitching!