Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Christmas stocking

August 1, 2007

This is David's Christmas stocking present. He is the last one in the family to get a stitched stocking because I could not find a pattern I liked that I thought reflected his interests. So finally I got my act together and realized that I was going to have to find one on my own.

Enter a friend of Dani's who likes to transfer pictures into cross stitch patterns, because "They don't design cross stitch for men so I make my own!" Anyway I sent a picture of David's race car (a three-quarter midget car) to Jim and after much e-mailing back and forth he came up with this excellent pattern of the car. I tried to post a picture of the car itself but blogger did not like it I guess because it would not load.

After getting the cross stitch done I fiddled with the rest of the stocking and finally came up with this simple design of his name and the checkered flag border and the Can-Am Midget Racing Club crest in the middle. David was president of the club for two years. I just cut the crest off one of Dan's shirts and bonded it to the fabric.

I am very pleased with the end product and I think David will be also.

So that is my second Christmas present completed for this year. Luci's Silver Lining Cactus (Epiphillium 2) was the first one.


ollie1976 said...

great job!

Judie said...

Stocking looks great, Ann. I'm sure David will be thrilled.

Christine said...

Very cool, Ann!

Beatrice said...

I think he will absolutely Love it!!!
It is such a nice personal piece. Good for you!!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Love the stocking it turned out great.


tkdchick said...

Great job Ann! I'm sure David will love it!