I'll admit I haven't done much this past week; the ideas are there but the energy isn't. I hope to remedy that this week, but if not I will be able to the week after when I am off work! Anyway, as the only thing that I have done is finish the Gorjuss stitch, I thought I would do a little review of it, for anyone who is thinking of buying it to do themselves.
This is the finished picture in it's entirety. Obviously it needs ironing.
The thing that I love about these kits are the finishing touches, such as these beads for the buttons on the coat.
One thing that Gorjuss kits seem to use are metallic threads. I HATE metallic threads. They snag and knot up all the time. I tried thread heaven, which works to a certain extent, but I still have to work really slowly when I'm using it. This kit had more metallic thread than I would have liked but I did stitch all of it.
As well as the beads, there are also the stars and the signature Gorjuss button.
This is the first time I have used half stitch on a project. It works very well for background shading.
Overall I like this stitch. Bothy threads (who also do Dictionary of and cut thru) have clear instructions and plenty of threads which is good because I always seem to lose some...The one thing that I didn't do was the french knots for the spokes on the umbrella. I still haven't mastered french knots.
Anyway, I have a number of kits in my stash but I'm not sure which one to do next. I've got christmas village, cabin and aurora borealis, van goghs starry nights, cats and flowerpots, and a sewing room. Which one should I do?