Wednesday, November 24, 2010

wednesday = thursday = embroidery

{my mom & sister arrive this afternoon - yay! - so I'm going to be taking off the rest of the week to eat, drink & be thankful with them...but I didn't want to skip my weekly embroidery post, so we're going to pretend it's thursday.}

I've actually been pretty productive lately so I have another finished project to share with you:


the printed painting came from the thrift store & the home sweet home from flickr. I sized & adjusted the design on the computer to fit, printed & taped it together then used {thrifted} carbon paper to transfer the design onto the back of the cardboard:


next I used a cordless drill to make the holes & yarn to do the cross-stitch:


I'm really happy with the way it came out & might have to do some more in the future...black friday I'll probably be at the thrift store looking for more artwork :)

and for this week's embroidery transfer - a bird with a weapon just seemed fitting:


happy stitching & happy thanksgiving!!

12 comments:

ANGELINA said...

it is really good!

mixette said...

Love! Here's hoping the Black Friday shoppers will be at the *mall* and not the thrift store. Happy Turkey Day!

Katie said...

Awesome! You are so handy with the drill!

Lorelei said...

Your project is fantastic!

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

I LOVE your Home Sweet Home - so completely unusual. :)

Meghan said...

That is so cute! How smart to drill holes!

4ofwands said...

Great idea! May have to try this myself!

Kate said...

That painting is perfect for the project. Beautiful results!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I just hopped over here from another blog and I am going through your cross stitch posts (I just started cross stitching 10 weeks ago). I absolutely love this project. How many times have I passed by a similar little oil landscape at my local thrift shop?

Zane Wooder said...

Your one of the most creative people I know. How do you come up with all these awesome artistic ideas?

-Zane of ontario honey

whitey said...

What a fun and different idea.

Jenny - AKA - frogmama said...

Vintage Mockingjay? ;)