I spotted this in the Spoonflower embroidery template design challenge and had to stitch it, as I am crafting a number of whale & cat items for the bathroom to match my new shower curtain. But I added some glow items to this hoop - the bathroom has a skylight so it will get “charged” all day (ok, but, rainy Seattle charged, normally - a stretch of pure sunny days in summer!) and then can glow at night and I will see it when I stumble in half-asleep, and it will make me smile.
I used a lot of thread from stash but also indulged in some new variegated thread. And was reminded how much I loathe DMC’s metallics. Such horrible stuff to work with!!! Loved the very delicate shiny light blue thread I got on Etsy. The white thread is glow in the dark!
The clear beads are glow in the dark, supposedly. The blue beads in various shades are from stash.
First i thought of alternating solid blue stitches in various shades but after I did a couple areas like that, I decided to rip it out & go with variegated & a bit of shiny sparkly stuff.
It is difficult to get the sparkly stuff to show on camera. Three of the swirls are shiny, and a few of the long lines.
I did most of this during the INSANE & HELLISH heat wave that shut down the Pacific Northwest (highways buckled! Crops destroyed! It wasn’t just us being wimps!) 2 weeks ago. It was so nice to have something simple & low-stress to occupy my mind during the hot hot hot daylight hours.
I will hang this up today and hope to share glowy photos soon!