Hey there, Stitchy Peeps!
It all started with this trivet:
I acquired it on a recent trip to Old Town San Diego. It was love at first sight.
What's not to love??
Anywho, this beautiful trivet stirred up an urge in me...an urge to stitch this:
I did this last night in just a couple of hours, and I loved every minute of it! This was such a blast to stitch, and now I can't keep my eyes off it. It's just so...cool. And colorful. And...cool.
I got this rad little pattern from the newly released book Embroidered Effects by Sublime Stitching. (I am soooo loving this book, by the way.)
I used several different stitches on this piece. Click on the pic above to take you to Flickr, where you can get the lowdown on all those stitches.
With the exception of the french knots around the eyes, the white parts are done with glow-in-the-dark-floss. (It's rather slippery stuff, and I didn't have the patience to use it for the french knots. It would've looked so cool, though.) I tried to get a pic of it 'glowing,' but it just wasn't happening...every picture I snapped was too dim. It glows nicely in real life, though. You'll just have to take my word. :)
Well, that's all for now, my lovelies! I've got more stitchy goodness in the works (when don't I, lol?), so I shall be returning soon. Until then...