Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy Dancing

It is finished! I put the last "TA-DA" stitches in the birth sampler last night. My DDIL wanted "cars and trucks and stuff" for her second son and so I found what I could (thank you Jo Verso) and created my own design (for the truck on the bottom) when I couldn't find one that fit and I liked.

I'm sorry about the oval cropping, but the photo program on this computer does it that way. BTW, the right side is not's just the sunlight from the window in my room. The piece is stitched in DMC on 28ct evenweave with bits of Kreinik braid (black for the coal, and silver for bumpers, grills, etc). The Taxi is an adaptaion of a Mercedes (I think) car, and as I said, the truck is my own contraption. The stripe on the truck is stitched in rice stitch (over 4) with an ombre thread which gives it a modern flow.

Now I can comfortably get back to stitching the Bear Christmas stocking for one of the granddaughters! More on that in a few days.



M&Co. said...

Oh that's wonderful! My six year old would think your choices perfect.

NCPat said...

Very nice! I have a nephew who would be snitching this one!

Cyn said...

Hi Edy,

I've enjoyed catching up with all of your recent posts!

The birth sampler turned out wonderfully! :-)

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