|Star Spangled Birthday|
stitched area is 8" x 4"
Whoop whoop another finish that is totally done.
The design is Star Spangled Birthday by From Nancy's Needle and I loved it the first time I saw it. The stats are being listed for my own reference only and changes I personalized being asterisked for easy notation. It was basically stitched as designed with the called for threads on 18 count sandstone zweigart mono canvas.
DMC#5 weight colors were: Ecru, 498 Dark Red Border*, 321 Flag and Bunting*, 823 Navy - Bunting*.
The Kreinik #12 weight Tapestry Braids used are: TR279 - Dark Multi darker windows on Left home *, 3202 Cats Eye for the Lighted windows.
Gold Rush #18 used were *GD109C darker windows on Right Home*, GD45C Red, GD136C Navy and then added extra sparkle in the self designed fireworks using an assortment of sparkly threads like, *razzle dazzle Orange, an unknown *Green Sparkle I got through a thrifted mermaid item while visiting Mom in Florida, also unknown maker of two colors of a *Hot Pink Sparkle and an *Aqua sparkle.
Many fibers were used and am glad I changed it up along the way. The border colors only used the Rainbow gallery sparkly Blue in it and then I changed the called for Nefertiti red toned to a deeper toned DMC instead with out the sparkle*. The *patriotic items were brightened up with a truer red as well as the windowed glass bits*. Also made were changes to the design of the street lamps with a more to my liking simplified lamps and attempted successfully I think, a "truer to my memory" images of actual fireworks going off then the illustrated patterned lightning strike effect printed and designed. Am so glad as I progress with my hobbies that I'm at liberty (yep- pun intended!) to change and stitch projects my way.