I had never worked bullion knot before and had some difficulty with it. The video 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 and 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.