Sunday, April 21, 2013

Samurai: First Post - Complete

I finally started working on Samurai!  And as you can probably tell by the post title I finished it too.  I was going to break this up into two posts, but I wasn't near my computer for the past week, so you're getting it all in one post!

When I first saw the picture of this one on Fire Wing Designs' website I just fell in love with it.  I loved the dragon, I loved the colors.  Most of the other Signets I'm probably going to change the fabric or the thread, or both, but not this one.  I love how he looks in the picture so that's what I'm going to use.

I started this last week, after I did a bit the fabric looked a little small, sure enough it was, I'd cut it too small.  I was so mad at myself.  I had the rest of the Valor cloth, and it was big enough.  So I started again.

As of April 14, 2013, 431 stitches

As of April 18, 2013, 1239 stitches
After getting this far I showed it to my mother and sister, both said it looked like a heart, what can I say... I agreed.  However, my nephew took a look at it and said, "Fish."  I don't see it, but I think everything looks like fish to him.

As of April 19, 2013, 1676 stitches
After finishing the tail I showed it to my sister again, now it doesn't look like a heart right?  She said it looked like a heart with a string on it.  Ah family... so supportive.

Then I got a whole bunch done on the 20th.
As of April 20, 2013, 2254 stitches
 He's headless!  But that's all I have left!
As of April 20, 2013, 2588 stitches
 Here's his head!
As of April 20, 2013, 2991 stitches - Complete
He's so gorgeous.  I need to get a good picture that really shows the changing thread.

Project Stats:
Pattern: Samurai
Pattern by: Fire Wing Designs
Started Stitching: April 13, 2013
Finished Stitching: April 20, 2013
Fabric: 28ct. Valor Cashel Linen
Floss: Crescent Colors English Ivy 2 over 2
Percentage: 100% complete
Stitches: 2,991 out of 2,991 complete

Oh my gosh!  I hadn't been to the Fire Wing Designs site for a while... and she has three new pieces!  I am lusting after Nocturne!  I must get this piece!!  The blue on blue is just gorgeous!  I think I'll use the same colors as the sample like I did on this piece, but I might add some sparklie to the wings.


  1. I love these Firewing Designs, I have the booklet of four you show in your next post and you're tempting me to start one if they are that quick to stitch.

    Nocturne is incredible, I adore that design! It's stunning. Can't wait to see you stitch it.