You'll never guess! Whats that? Oh...well okay then, maybe you will.
After Sundays post about my lack of finding something I wanted to stitch I set about looking for a pattern. I opened exactly one drawer and was reminded of a kit I won back in September in a blog giveaway.
I received the pattern,, the black aida and the threads. When I saw it I decided straight away that I wanted to stitch it especially since I had seen a lot of samplers of late and was just jumping on the band wagon.
I did not read the instructions or look closely, I thought the thread was variegated and it turned out it was two shades, dark and light. I decided to swap the thread as I had some variegated threads - you see I never realised my error until I had started! - and I had a choice of six colours. I believe that I have an orange soul and opted for a peachy orange/goldy yellow shade. DMC 4128.
As you may know with a variegated thread you need to do complete stitches before moving onto the next stitch, as opposed to half stitches on a row and back again, I also needed to make sure that when I rethreaded that I made sure that the shading matched where I had finished and finally I had to consider the stroke of the letter and follow that as opposed to all one block.
This is a close up of how it should have looked minus my tweaks...
If I had realised it was two colours then I would have a lot more done than I do! I am happy with my progress so far as I started on Sunday evening and have been stitching through my lunch break on Tuesday and a couple of hours on Monday. This is where I am up to so far...
Sorry for the blurry-ness - So that is letter B and then O, P and Q. I am currently trying to decide what colour to do the line text that is on it, what do you think? Dark orange, light yellow or another colour altogether?