It was a lovely day in Kings' Fanland. All sorts of fans turned out -- including this pup with his own jersey
The Cup made an appearance --
We cheered star-tours buses of hockey elites --
And the streets of the city were filled with happiness --
In other life parades .... stitching continues. I think I worked out what to do about the Bent Creek Noel ornie.
I went with Fern Frond from Belle Soie. Why did I ever think I could do an eniter ornie without a little silk involved?
I think I finally committed to the stitch for the sand in Ladies Day. Last night began the deciding about the threads --
Ok, on the left side of the sand the filler stitches is Soy Lustre on the right side is Lola rayon. I believe I am going with the Soy. I want a lighter shade and a light texture in this. I think the Lola is a little too shiny and it is definitely too thick -- yes, I did know that going in, but sometimes I think I'm smarter than me. Sigh. Oh, and another good reason not to use the Lola -- it is a royal pain in the assets -- it twirls, it knots, it twists. Sheesh-- you'd think I could remember how much I hate dealing with it. On this piece, I can also report that while I'm enjoying the stitch and it does not goo too slowly, it is still so speed stitch so I believe my goal to have this finished this month will be dashed.
I recently started work on this jingle bell ornie for Strictly Christmas--
Why, I wonder, am I always drawn to things that can't have specialty stitches? A good over-4 stitch would have this done in no time!
And a quick update -- In the last round of F&S I was matched with Daniela in Finland so I adjusted a BBD piece and a part of a piece from GOS for her (if you follow the link you will See that Daniela has already finished the squares... yup, she's amazing!) --
The threads are a mix of Belle Soie, Silk and Colors, Sampler Threads, and floss. The tree has a few peachy-colored beads to represent apricots because my grandpa had a big ole apricot tree that I used to love to play in and have fond memories of --- I wanted the squares to have a little bit of her (the flag) and a little of me.
Well, dear friends, I have to run. Have a wonderful day!