My dear friend in Canada, Sherry B., started a whole new idea *for me anyway* of stitching with a quilting thread. It's called Sulky. You can find it in your local quilting shop or online. Let Google be your friend :) It's a beautiful variegated thread and you can get it in many colors.
I did this design called "Holiday Kaleidoscope" and Sherry stitched it up using 25 count black Lugana. She added gold beads. How pretty it turned out. Thank you Sherry for making this design so pretty.
If you'd like to try your hand at this you can find the pattern under Complimentary Gifts on the right side of my blog.