Wednesday, May 12, 2010

little blue fish

This little blue fish is my blue entry into the Feeling Stitchy Rainbow of Stitches contest. I love the way he turned out! He was very easy and quick to stitch, since I only used the back stitch :)

But look carefully at this close up:
I also used metallic floss! You can see it on the tail and a few selected scales. It is always a challenge to use but this is the first time I have ever stitched with it using my new #24 chenille needles! What a difference - so much easier to thread - I even used all six strands on the floss. Plus I think the sharpness of the needle must cut down on the drag through the fabric making it easier for the floss to pass through. I still had a hard time with it...just not as difficult as usual! Now onto my violet colored entry!

4 comments:

The Momma said...

CUTE!!!!

Annie said...

Ohhhhh....cute fish!...the color you chose is perfect for it!...Thanks for the great needle tip for the metallic floss!...Can't wait to see your next entry with the violet!...Annie

Miss Paula said...

This fishy is so cute Kim!!

big B said...

Thank you so much ladies :)