A couple of weeks ago I finished another kit from Fido Stitch Studio on Etsy. I think this is the fifth kit of theirs I’ve stitched. They’re only small but they have plenty of detail. These are my others…
The kit I stitched this time was of a kingfisher. I’ve never seen one here in the UK, I saw one once in Yugoslavia – and that’s how long ago it was!! The colours are stunning, I think a lot of the time here you just see a flash of orange and blue, unless you’re lucky enough to see one sitting on a perch. There’s meant to be one just a bit further up the river from here, so I keep looking out for one.
Isn’t he gorgeous!
I’m trying to stick with my New Year resolution of finishing off the cross-stitch smalls straight awy rather than popping the cross-stitch in a box and out of mind. So at the weekend I set about finishing my small. I had a good rummage through my scrap box and found this perfect kingfisher blue batik. I looked at having a narrow orange flange next to it but I couldn’t find one that was the right shade of orange. Instead I decided to embroider an orange line. I actually used my stitch wheel to choose a stitch to use! I chose heavy chain stitch as it was a bit thicker than other ones. After I had stitched it I felt it was too bright and dominating so I whip-stitched it with a bright blue which worked perfectly.
I used the same two DMC colours to make a cord, couched it round whilst adding tiny beads on each stitch and then made a tassel for the top corner. There’s actually three beaded cords there but two of them are hiding!
I haven’t any more Fido kits at the moment but I’m sure these won’t be my last.