I asked my SIL for ideas on what to get her daughter for christmas. She said that they are redoing her bedroom in fairy/pony theme and that anything to do with that would be great. So instead of trying to run around town trying to find something that fits the bill, I decided to make her something and then sew it onto a scatter cushion cover.
I chose a fairy out of Cross Stitch Crazy 142 because she is pretty but also not so much work that I won't get it done in time. I worked on my Cat for Tuesday and then that evening I started the fairy. As of right now this is what she looks like:
The rocks that she is sitting on uses two DMC threads called Color Variations. Now I just thought this was their fancy name for their variagated colours. I was super excited about this as I have not worked with the variagated before. We have two shops in town that sell DMC threads and I was confused when I saw that the numbers I needed were 4 numbers and the variagated at the shops only had 2 numbers on them. So off I came home and browsed the trusty web and found out that they are not the same. Being a week before christmas and today being a holiday I would only be able to order them online on Monday and chances of them getting to me before christmas is slim to none even if I was willing to pay R70 for overnight postage which I would never do for only two threads. I will choose solid colours for the rocks and I just won't tell anybody. Suprisingly I will have one last FO for 2011.