Wednesday, September 8, 2021

2021 Tokyo Paralympics Wrap-Up

Finally I'm back after a rough weekend. I had a lot of hopes for that 3 days off, but spent most of it with a severe migraine, so didn't really enjoy it as much as I had hoped. I did spend the last few days finishing off the dragons, so I have some photos to show, and the whole piece all together. 

The closing ceremonies of the Paralympics were pretty amazing to see and it was nice to see so many athletes together. I hope everyone interested had a chance to watch some of it. 

Here are my dragons!
Drake #1 by StitchItPicasso
stitched 1 over 1 on 20ct Fairyland Aida by Silkweaver
with Fright Night by Jodyri

I love this thread! I can't wait to get back to this dragon!

Drake #6 by StitchItPicasso
stitched 1 over 1 on 20ct Fairyland opalescent aida by Silkweaver
with Copacabana by Jodyri

I thought this one had some nice bright fall colours and DD chose it as her favourite of the bunch, so I used it in November since that's one of her favourite months. 

Drake #3 by StitchItPicasso
stitched 1 over 1 on 20ct Fairyland opalescent aida by Silkweaver
with Poisoned Apple by Jodyri

I liked the bright Christmas-y tone this thread has, despite the name. And if you'd like to see all 12, here they are on one piece of fabric:

I suppose it could always be made into something instead of individual dragons? We'll see when I get them finished. It's not a difficult stitch and using one thread colour per dragon definitely helps keep it interesting. 

I hope you all had a better weekend than I did and have been having successful weeks. 

Happy Stitching!



  1. The first Dragon is my fav for colors.
    Looking forward to seeing them all finished.


    1. Thank you! We plan to work on them again in early 2022 and see if we can get them all finished.

  2. Wow, can't believe that's been 12 starts already! The fabric with all of them looks great. Looking forward to seeing them finished off one by one.

  3. Catching up on blog reading again! I've read all your posts but only commenting on this one for speed. I saw these dragons on Rachel's blog last night and went straight to the shop to buy them! I'm planning to stitch them in monthly colours too. Maybe on coordinating fabrics, maybe all on black!
    My friend's daughter was a paraolympian swimmer and is still friends with some of the team. My son also plays boccia at school, they tell me that he enjoys it! My friend says he would make a great para athlete runner if only they could ensure he stays in his lane and not all over the place!

    1. That's exactly what I did when she showed them to me. They're gorgeous and I hope I can find a kind of coordinating backing, even if it's scrapbook like paper and make a sort of calendar out of them. That's so great that you have that connection!


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