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.


6 comments:

ollie1976 said...

great job!
-Jen

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.

Joanne

tkdchick said...

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