Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Podium At Last

Altius August is about embracing the Olympic Motto and elevating your mind by learning something new. I embraced something vaguely Olympic-related and ignored the rest.
If you're wondering what a maple leaf has to do with the Olympics, well, aren't we all just a little extra patriotic around the Olympics? So here's my version of waving the flag ;)

I thought since I was stitching with a metallic thread on an opalescent fabric that it would take me a while to finish. It actually went by pretty fast. I used 2.5 spools and maybe 1/10 of a bead packet. This is going into my "to be framed" drawer (which at this point is just ridiculously full, but probably not going to decrease any time soon).
I'm not sure how well you can see the sparkles in the fabric and the floss, but rest assured. It's shining with patriotism ;)

TitleMaple Leaf
DesignerAlessandra Adelaide Needleworks
Start date July 31, 2012
Finish date August 15, 2012
Total time 16.75 hours
Fabric32 ct opalescent white lugana
FlossKreinik 003, MH 3049


Anonymous said...

Really pretty. I like the glittered fabric too. I lil pizazz can make a big statement.

tadamama said...

I really like that! It's beautiful! Well done!

Yvon (jioya) said...

I like it a lot.
And you can see the sparkels very well!!

Hugs Yvon.

Topcho said...

Ooooh, it's so shiny! Absolutely love it!

Beth Pearce said...

That is just beautiful, and I could see both kinds of sparkle!

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

Shiny! I love this leaf, the fabric and the red thread too.

Deserves a Gold Medal for certain!

Mouse said...

oooo looks fabulous .. well done its a gorgeous design :) love mouse xxxx

JennyPennyPoppy said...

This too is gorgeous and wonderfully sparkly and eye catching.

Valentina said...

A very nice finish, congrats!

Joysze said...

Love it, Blu!!! :D