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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hot Off The Q-Snap!

Here's Why Hoard Gold? I just took her him off the q-snap. I love backstitching on Dragon Dreams patterns because it's so easy and the result adds so much clarity.


The chart calls for Anchor Marlitt threads, which are these awful slippery monstrosities. I stitched a giant chunk of the dragon while cursing every moment and then put him away for two years. Several satisfying hours of frogging later I started again with DMC. Since Jennifer has a standard palette that she reuses I felt pretty confident that I could come up with a good substitution.

Here it is, just in case (and in case I want to reuse it at some point lol):
Anchor->DMC
890->319
1030->320
1032->367
1058->368
1072->3371
1077->676

TitleWhy Hoard Gold?
DesignerDragon Dreams
Start dateNovember 10, 2013
Finish dateDecember 22, 2013
Total time36.75 hours
Fabric28 ct White Jubilee
Floss DMC conversion of my own

12 comments:

Mouse said...

ohhhh well done ... love that chart :)
and yes Marlitt is a wee bit slippery isn't it ....
hope you have a happy Christmas and a very merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxx

Zeb said...

Luurrvvv this design, and so glad you got to finish him! Also thanks for sharing your conversion, have put a bookmark on this post for future reference :)

demeter83 said...

He looks great, so impressed to see the difference that the backstitch makes!

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

Oh I love dragons! And I especially love dragons that love chocolate!

Caitlin Jordan said...

Awesome finish :-D

Tammy said...

I cannot stitch with that stuff either! Your dragon turned out beautifully-congrats on your gorgeous finish!

Karoline said...

Congratulations, your dragon is gorgeous. Put me firmly in the Marriott avoiders camp too

Kaisievic said...

Beautiful and clever girl with the DMC conversion.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the finish - she's a beauty! Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Joysze said...

Oooh, congrats on the beautiful finish, Blu!!!! He's darling!

Sharon said...

Fabulous finish! Congrats!

Jan Gartlan said...

Love it! The bands are so effective.