I’ve been steadily stitching, the likes of which I haven’t done in months, to finish up this month’s stitch along. I admit I had a hard time getting into it, but once I finally figured out my plan I ended up having a blast.
I decided to only use 2 main colors. I had 3 different shades of blue and then a gold (although I did use a cotton black for the words). I used a split stitch for the golden banner and a plain back stitch for the whale and all the crusty stuff that grows on a whale with a few french knots thrown in 🙂
I tried a rope stitch with my own variegated thread (2 darker blues to 1 lighter) for parts of the waves and used a solid darker blue with a stem stitch for the opposite waves.
Overall, I’m stoked with how it turned out. Probably one of the best things to come off my hoop in a while.
Next up, I’m bound and determined to start on this and get it finished with a pattern written for the shop by mid-July. We’ll see!
I’m also entering a stitching contest 🙂 The details are here and more on what I’m stitching next week.