seriously, I don't know what possesses me sometimes...I decided we needed a big, embroidered deer head for above the mantle.
I used this vintage transfer:
to make this:
he's about 36" tall & 29" wide and is backed with 1/2" foam core.
I used #3 coton perle done in a chain stitch, which you can kind of see here:
I screwed up the eyes but I'm trying not to beat myself up about it too much...
moving on to today's vintage embroidery samples, which are from superior #125:
you can see the envelope & get more samples here.