Our TAST embroidery stitch this week was bullion knot. I had never worked bullion knot before and had some difficulty with it. The video posted at Tuesday Stitchers was a great help as I am a visual learner.
Most of this journal page is worked in stem stitch with some straight stitching. The gold metallic 'lights' around the sign are bullion knots. I started beside the W and worked my way around the bottom and to the right and you can see my work got better as I went. I actually did very well with the first practice stitches I did in cotton thread. The metallic thread took more practice. I decided to leave the not so great knots there as a lesson to myself.
Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905 when 110 acres were auctioned off by the RR company that owned them. That parcel of land later became the downtown area.
I chose the subject because when I was 20 we took a family vacation there and there were a lot of firsts for me. My first airplane trip, my first taxi ride, my first experience of room service at the hotel and my first experience of casinos. I wasn't quite old enough for gambling yet, but no one asked and I only played the slot machines. (I won $30 and bought myself a ring in the gift shop!)
NOTE: sorry for the missing D in 'founded', I will be fixing that. I got too wrapped up in a program I was watching at the time.