So for my husband's birthday I embroidered him a guitar strap with a haunted forest theme. The project was really involved, so I couldn't help but work on it in front of him. He couldn't see what I was embroidering though, only that it was long and thin and he couldn't figure out what it was. I think he was worried that I was making him a quirky tie or something embarassing that he would have to wear. heh. He ended up loving the guitar strap and was totally surprised.
Sorry, with the shape I can't get a picture of the whole thing. So here's a bunch of pictures of small sections.
There were 2 themes running through: repeating panels with maple leaves and little swirly "wind" stitches
The spider web was metallic thread, which was a pain in the butt.
the skeleton is supposed to be underground.
my username, this guitar strap.... I guess you can tell I like ghosts.
This last shot is just a picture of the closure (I made the strap adjustable with buttons)
Whew! that was a lot of pictures. Thanks for looking!