So this week I decided I’d had enough of tags. I’m not counting it as a UFO because they were separate patterns for separate tags and I completed 6, plus I was running out of red anyway. Metallics are driving me nuts and so are french knots. They are my most hated thing in stitching. True, they look absolutely beautiful if you can do them well, but they have tormented me since the very first knot I made. They never go right the first time, always resulting in at least one wasted strand of thread. Mine never fail to look untidy.
Thanks to this project though, I did discover the reason why I can’t make knots with one strand of metallic thread. Needle size. You need an extremely thin needle, as metallic thread is so fine and shiny that it will make the knot and then that knot will slip through straight after the needle, instead of sitting on the aida as it should.
So here they are, my completed tags, ready for hanging on a Christmas tree. I’m going to offer one to my partner for his family, and one to my parents if they want them. They can take their pick, asides from the robin. He’s mine I tell you!
Next week I have another UFO planned, which only got put on hold because I ran out of the matching colour. It’s a really cute kit, another Christmas kit. Let’s stay seasonal! How many of you normally stitch cards for Christmas? This is my second ever one (I think. My last was a reindeer!), and I’ll probably never decide to sew some for everyone because I am useless at sticking to time limits.