Coffee, last year, having stitched it in petit point and finishing it as a fridge magnet. For the petit point model Dinky Dyes' #152 Kat's Cat perfectly created a creamy swirl in the coffee. On the 10 count canvas I felt the silk would not be thick enough over the canvas, but wanting to maintain a similar effect, I needed an over-dyed wool or a Caron Collection Watercolor.
I had started stitching it in needlepoint on the drive to exhibit at the Stitching Jubilee (my husband and I travel to various stitching shows in the US to display and sell our designs) last October and finished it shortly after our return. It then sat unfinished, until I could find THE hand-dyed fibre. Satisfied with this "Sable" colour I could finally finish my pillow. Last night I filled in the area stitching in a circular motion; always around the perimeter working my way into the center. Thus the changing tones in the hand-dyed fiber create the creamy swirl in the coffee. And today I sewed the pillow together. I love it !!!