This isn't them, it's a video on YouTube, but it's a similar style. They do this in the middle of the parade.
Onto YOTA - Year of the Acronym hosted by Pull The Other Thread. I didn't work on any of the projects I mentioned in my last YOTA post, but I did work on some other projects. Only one was a UFO, but we can call the other 2 WIPs, so they're still acronyms, right? :)
My UFO from 2011 got some good progress and it's starting to really take shape:
Sorry the white balance is off, I haven't figured out how to edit photos well with the new changes to Google Photos. This is one I really, really want to finish this year and it's my travel kit. I'll take it with me and get a few stitches in even if we're only driving a half hour somewhere.
And my WIP - Letter K:
I finished the cross stitch and the back stitch and have started beading. I wish I had remembered that I should iron it before beading, but I'll just have to muddle through that part. I had some Invisible thread to bead with, but I can't find it (ba dum bump). Get it, because it's invisible? :) Anyways, I'm using DMC 772 which matches the fabric close enough.
If anyone dislikes back stitch, this is a great project to do. The back stitch maybe took 3 hours. Maybe. It was so easy to complete, even the Kreinik. The beading is going pretty well also. I'm maybe half way done one kind of beads, the kind that you use the most, then there are a few more kinds. One is just for the dress, and I'm short 2 larger beads that I have to order. Fortunately I won Linda's giveaway and I have a gift certificate for 123 Stitch. I wonder what else will jump in my basket?
I hope you all have a great weekend, and happy stitching!