I've been working on a certain hoop and I finally finished it yesterday. It was inspired by something very specific, a song by two very special ladies. I designed the pattern myself using a vintage flower pattern provided by French Knots and three little words in my new favorite font.
Barbra is a guest on The Judy Garland Show in the year 1963. They sung a "mash up" before "mash ups" were even a thing. (Thanks Glee.) This is probably one of the greatest and definitely my most favorite mash up that's out there. Barbra is singing her hit "Happy Days are Here Again" while Judy is singing her song "Get Happy". It is sung absolutely beautifully by both, it sends chills up my spine and a smile appears on my face every time I hear this. It's a shame we don't get music like this anymore.
The majority of the hoop was stitched using the Satin Stitch. I used to hate the satin stitch but after using it through out this whole hoop, it definitely became one of my favorites.
Happy Days are Here when you find a font that comes out great when you stitch it up!