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« on: February 17, 2008 09:38:31 AM »

My husband has been riding motorcycles for about 40 years. Last year I surprised him and learned how to ride myself. He was ecstatic Shocked He told me that he wanted to get a tee shirt printed with the sentiment expressed on the shirt below. (the B-word being the understood term among bikers for the person who rides on the back).

Well, I did him one better! My daughter took a few pictures of me on my bike and I blew them up on a photocopier. Then I drew over the copy with an iron-on transfer pencil (with a few enhancements) and transfered my design to muslin. After I finished embroidering I used Wonder Under and a zig-zag stitch to put it on to a nice black shirt. I gave it to him for Christmas and he absolutely loves it.

I had so much fun doing the embroidery. It had been years since I'd done any. What a wonderfully satisfying craft! Glad I have a place to share cuz I'm pretty darn proud of it Grin


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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008 09:47:56 AM »

That is so awesome in so many ways!  The image is cool, but because it's actually YOU it's even cooler.  The fact that you took a significant event in your life and turned it into a useful and appreciated gift for someone so significant in your life is pretty damn inspiring!  If I'd realized I could "enhance" myself through embroidery, I might have though of embroidering myself a long time ago! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008 10:00:53 AM »

That shirt is sweet and the story behind it makes it even better.  It's really special and I love the embroidery, especially for your hair and the bike details. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008 10:11:07 AM »

That's awesome! It looks great and it must be so satisfying to have it be you there =)

Drive carefully!!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008 10:11:34 AM »

The fact that you took a significant event in your life and turned it into a useful and appreciated gift for someone so significant in your life is pretty damn inspiring! 
I really appreciate the thoughtful way you put that. Thank you, MistressT.

I love the embroidery, especially for your hair and the bike details. 
Ya, I got a kick out of concentrating on the details like my V-Twin engine, the cut of the pipes, and the braided cables (kind of hard to see here). Thanks!

Drive carefully!!!
Thanks kahlan, "keep the rubber side down!"
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2008 12:49:42 AM »

That really is amazing and such a wonderful thought out gift!


Go you!
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2008 02:37:49 AM »

It's really great !! It would be nice on my motorcycle jacket Wink

Cheers !
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2008 10:53:30 AM »

That is so cool! I also learned to ride last year and love it. I'm actually going to my first rally in Texas in June! So excited!!

Your stitching is awesome. Very cool idea.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2008 11:00:42 AM »

I'm actually going to my first rally in Texas in June! So excited!!


That is so great! I just looked at your profile...are you riding there from Santa Fe? That will be so beautiful. (my best friend lives in Santa Fe, I love it there).
What do you ride?
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2008 01:28:27 PM »

I'm actually going to my first rally in Texas in June! So excited!!


That is so great! I just looked at your profile...are you riding there from Santa Fe? That will be so beautiful. (my best friend lives in Santa Fe, I love it there).
What do you ride?


I'm getting a Ducati 695 Monster. I can hardly wait. I've been saving all winter! My boyfriend is pissed because I got my license before he did and I'm getting a bike before he is. Ha, ha!! (He's getting a 2nd degree and is in school - no time for fun).

Santa Fe is ok. It's pretty, but really boring! Zzzzzzzzzz. Small town...
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2008 05:51:12 PM »

WOW! Your bike looks like a screamer. I can only imagine how fun it will be to ride up to Ten Thousand Waves Grin
Hope your BF learns soon. Riding together is an indescribable bonding experience.
Take care and have a great time!
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2008 07:39:46 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2008 06:05:35 AM »

This is amazing. I saw it on the main board and was really impressed. I laughed so hard when I saw what you wrote. I love that it is you and your bike what a great gift for your husband.
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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2008 12:42:04 PM »

This is so awesome! I'm still a passenger, but getting tempted to learn to ride myself (my SO has 4 bikes! He's obsessed!).
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