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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Late Start

I started this yesterday, so it totally counts as a WIP for this month's
So. The Olympics. See, I'm not a sporty person. The most athletic thing I ever did was play chess as a teen. I even managed to get out of mandatory gym class in high school. All this means that I'm rather apathetic towards the Olympics (sacrilege, I know). I don't really watch any of it. Occasionally if someone else in the room is watching something I'll watch with them, but I don't go looking. I do rather vaguely follow Canada's medal count.

Which brings me to the matter at hand. I know that there's a fair amount of people either starting something new for the Olympics or stitching something patriotic. So I decided to stitch something patriotic for the Olympics. (I was going to start on Friday but my fabric didn't arrive). I'm going for subtle but I don't think it's as subtle as I think.

Alessandra Adelaide Needlework's Maple Leaf. I'm stitching it in Kreinik 003 on 32 ct opalescent white. It is incredibly shiny.


Maple Leaf
32ct opalescent white lugana, Kreinik 003

When finished it will look like this (only, more shiny):

19 comments:

Monique said...

I love the fact that the fabric is shiny. Its going to look wonderful.

Lesley said...

Love it. AAN designs are so pretty and your fabric is gorgeous

Mouse said...

ooooo that's going to be real pretty :) that design is gorgeous :)
love mouse xxxx

Shebafudge said...

That's a really pretty design. Lovely progress.

Karen said...

This design has been on my wishlist for quite awhile now. You've made a great start of it! I really like it on the opalescent fabric. :)

Julie M said...

Very pretty design! Great choice!

Melody said...

I really like the sparkly fabric for this design. Being that it's all one color, the design really pops. Great progress!

Minnie said...

I love sparkly and shiny. Your stitching looks really nice and neat.

Rebekah said...

That's a very pretty design and I love your fabric choice!

geeky Heather said...

That's going to be really lovely!

katica said...

Lovely start, I stitched this last year and it is one of my favourite designs!

Ziggyeor said...

Oh that is gorgeous! Nice and shiny.

robindefender said...

I think that's going to turn into a stunner. Very pretty!

Silverlotus said...

Oh my goodness, that is beautiful. It will look fabulous on the fabric you've pick.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That's a lovely design and a great fabric to stitch it one.

Marexstitch said...

That is a lovely design & a nice start!

Mangogirl said...

Pretty so shiny!

Jo said...

Lovely new start - and the shiny fabric is fabulous!

Joysze said...

Ooooh, great start, Blu!!! It's stunning already. :D