Today's start is not part of the seasonal theme. There's a few of these this month, and that one extra I added a couple days ago now too! I was talking with another stitching friend and after a long week of work (it's only 2 days yet and feels like it's been a week) I decided to start this one:
Have you ever had the feeling when something comes together just perfectly and works out even better than you'd hoped? I had admired this pattern, but hadn't purchased it because I'd been debating about fabric and then Chromatic Alchemy had a odds and ends sale and I tried to purchase this one because I loved the idea of this pattern on that fabric. I ended up winning the chance to buy it and am going to use black for the dragon, so it's like it's rising against a sun or fire, that type of look.
Here's my start:
Samurai by Fire Wing Designs
stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Fire Rooster by Chromatic Alchemy
with Madeira black
This is my first time stitching with Madeira and doubled it's quite thick, so the coverage is excellent. I think I'm comfortable enough with the 2 over 2, although maybe 1 over 2 would have been easier.
I hope you're all staying well and Happy Stitching!