Growing up, there were 9 planets in our Solar System. Now, I think there are just 8. Luckily, I haven’t had to teach this yet in my career.
Hey, speaking of planets…I finished stitching all of the planets on my piece for the baby! I decided to stitch most of them with a satin stitch. I think this looks much nicer than a tent stitch, and may end up pulling the last of the planets left in tent. I have had a lot of fun working with different types of metallics here. I think they add just the right amount of interest to the planets.
I also stitched the moon. When I went to my LNS last weekend with a friend, I picked up some glow-in-the dark thread for the moon. I picked up blending filament and planned on stitching it over the perl cotton, but when I checked the glow effect, I thought it would be a little scary for a small child. In an effort not to scare the baby, I pulled it out. I need to find a way to work this into some piece in the future though!
So, here are my planets.
Planet with rings — I’m going to stitch over the rings, then couch them on top after the background is complete
Blue Planet corner
Purple Planet corner
1) Medium Blue Border
2) Navy Blue Background
3) Word Border
I changed my mind again about how I want to stitch the sun. I picked up some floss and matching beads. I think this will be a lot more fun to stitch than Flair/Frosty Rays…and beads give that extra sparkle. So, no more french knots. We’ll see if this is still the gameplan when I get around to stitching the sun.