Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A rather huge finish ... and a birthday boy!!

Many months ago I was on Craft Camp with my crafty besties and Lisa was doing a new craft ... needlepoint! This is a craft I have often thought of as very Nanna-ish but ...knowing what I know about quilting ... how it is perceived and how funky it can actually be .... I knew not to let my preconceptions spoil a perfectly good crafting opportunity.

Sure enough, Lisa was making a cushion cover with a very funky pop-art-ish image of a favourite comedian and it was going to be AWESOME!!

"I can do that", I thought. Next thing I was sending images to Lisa to pixelate for me (this was pre-YouPatch) and buying my supplies. I thought it would be an easy and quick project. I was so wrong!! It was indeed challenging .... and took a VERY long time. The background was particularly tedious as it was highly repetitive and BORING!!!

But I persisted and managed to finish in time for my Jake's 10th birthday. Here 'tis ...

46,656 stitches later ..... I'm very pleased with it but delighted that it is finished and I can focus on other crafts for a while.

In the meantime, happiest of birthdays to my ten-year-old, happy, smart, inquisitive, caring, delicious boy. We love you very much. xxxx

Happy stitchin'
Andi xx


Kate said...

Happy birthday Jake.

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Oh he's finished, and looking brilliant!! Awesome stitchy work Andi and Happy Birthday Jake. xo

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Well done!
and happy birthday mr J

Sara said...

That is crazy awesome!!!!

Chris said...

Truly a labor of love! Terrific job! said...

I just cannot even comprehend the enormity of is awesomeness!! Wow!!!

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Kat said...

WOW! That is amazing!