Dillon told me that one day a man said this to him at work. I found it hilarious....and true! So did a friend of ours, so I stitched it for him.
Originally, it was going to appliqued to a shirt. However, it was sitting here finished for so long with no shirt to live on. I guess I shouldn't have delegated that task to my guy. Every time I saw it I would feel soooooo guilty because he asked for it a really long time ago. Finally, I made an executive decision (I love those....) and mounted it onto some foam-core I had. That way, he can leave it on there or change it later.
I used a great tutorial that can be found on June at Noon.
Mmmmmmm, Sulky variegated thread.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. I wish that I would have done the wires of the fan a bit different. They seem to get hidden in all of that fill stitch. And I don't know how they went all wonky because I'm a sticker for tension when I'm stitching. Oh well.
DMC has some new crazy metal(?), 3-D floss, has anyone tried that? I was thinking about ordering some but then came across some super thin copper wire I'm going to stitch with. I might have to do a repeat of this one with copper for the fan.
So, yeah. This happy mail is on it's way to Vegas. As a consolation prize for it's tardiness (and it not making it onto a shirt) I made him the "Hello, Carlo" Godfather hankie. Maybe, that makes up for it. I hope he likes it!
Thanks for looking! I'll be back later with some new goodies for my shop.