Monday, January 30, 2012

Mermaid Update

I hope everyone had a good weekend!

Last week I worked on Mediterranean Mermaid. I made some progress, but one night I fell asleep at 8:30pm. In my defense, the tornado sirens woke me up that morning at 3:30am, and I could not fall back asleep. Another night, I went to a glass fusion glass with some friends, and I made a glass plate and pendant. I will try to post a picture when I get it back. The class was a lot of fun. Anyway, below is a picture of Meddie. I am getting towards the end :)

This morning I was happily stitching away on Japanese Garden, and then I went to thread my needle with Mississippi Mud from Thread Gatherer Silk N Colors, and it had the zebra stripe thing going on. Instead of being a smooth dark brown the color alternated between dark and light brown, and the same thing with the green. I looked at the rest of the skein, and it appeared to have the zebra stripe. What I don't get is that I have been using the same skein of thread, and up until now, the thread was fine (I received my kit last March or so). I do not care for the effect in my stitching (the colors seem a little off), and I am going to order a new skein hoping that it turns out better.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Heli said...

Beautiful progress on Mermaid! :) Good luck with the new skein.

Kate said...

Thats annoying about the skeins but the mermaid is looking gorgeous.

cucki said...

Great progress on the sweet mermaid :)
Happy stitching xxx

Joysze said...

Meddie looks gorgeous, Melissa. DOH!! Sorry to hear about the TG silk. This happened with some of the Chinese Garden kits as well. :( Hope your replacement works nicely.

Valentina said...

Loving your mermaid! Waiting for the upcoming HD!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching good luck with finishing her.