For the last week I have been preoccupied with my special coffee commission. I am happy to say it has finally been completed. I am so delighted I will no longer be getting myself into tizz with all of the far too similar shades of grey!
One of the last jobs I had to do was add a couple of highlights using satin floss. It certainly gives the whole thing a little extra dimension but, oh my goodness, it is annoying to work with! It splits and pills so easily. A little tip I did pick up for working cross stitch with satin floss: make sure you pull the bottom or first stitch in each “cross” a little tighter than you would normally do so. It creates a nice, smooth finish.
Anyway, here it is!
Here is a closer view.
I have loved making this moka pot. Once I have mounted it I will post a picture of the whole piece. For the rest of the weekend though I plan to work fuchsia, turquoise, scarlet….. ANYTHING BUT GREY!!