Saturday, 15 February 2014

Sea Captain WIP

Hi everyone!

I want to start off by saying "Thank You!" to all the lovely people who left such sweet and thoughtful comments on my last post about the Sea Captain!  I feel like the cross stitching community is exceptionally kind and supportive, and I feel so lucky to be a part of it! <3

I have been continuing my embroidery stitching with the "Sea Captain".  Like I said in my last post, I wanted to make his hat red.  So I ordered what I thought was a perfect red thread online, "Blaze" by Week Dye Works.  It arrived looking orange... So I decided to use the DMC 817 which is a very nice red, but stitched some of the stitches in Blaze orange.  It came out really nice!

What do you guys think of the detail on his shirt?  I decided to add a big contrast by using the orange "Blaze".  I would love to hear some suggestions of other colors if you think the orange is too much! :)

Here is a close up of the hat with mostly red but a few orange stitches in there:

 I also stitched the pipe in a cute mahogany:

 So I will be stitching the stars next, and finish up with the waves.  The stars will be in yellow!

Have a great Valentine week end!
Annie <3


  1. I think the orange is lovely with the blues and the pipe colour is great.
    This will be so nice when you finish (:

    1. Wonderful! Thank you so much for the feedback! ^_^

  2. He looks great! Can't wait to see more.

  3. I have only one thing to say: THIS IS GETTING GORGEOUS DAY BY DAY!

    1. WOW! Thank you so much Isabella! You're so sweet! <3