• Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Crystal Midas by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 14“ x 9“ (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 193 x 126

  • Stitched 2 over 2


  • All DMC

About the design:

I love red. And yellow. Can you tell?

Anyway, the original version of this dragon pattern is huge (32” x 27”) and has the colors of a copperhead. It’s hanging in the office/workroom of my house. I really like the pose, but Marilyn and Shari at Picture This (my distributors, art critics, and all around excellent advisors) hastily informed me that it was too big to sell and that only someone crazy (like me) would want to stitch something that large. So, I shrank it. I decided that I didn’t want to just redo the original snake skin design and thought I would try some random abstract sort of thing. In red. And yellow.

Then I had to decide which cloth to do it on but balked when Marilyn first suggested Midas. That would just be too gaudy. Marilyn won, of course, and I stitched it on Midas, and I think it looks really great there. The lesson here: listen to Marilyn and Shari, they know best.

The design is named after one of my favorite gemstones, Carnelian, which is a type of quartz that comes in red. And yellow. And all shades between.

Released in 2006