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Topic: Celtic-influenced Monogram (UPDATE: rockstarmom's reaction) - 6 images  (Read 2702 times)
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« on: April 21, 2008 02:24:32 PM »

I just completed this for a personal swap and I'm really pleased and relieved at how this turned out.  I was unsuccessful at using carbon paper (how the heck did Aimee Ray do that towel in Doodle Stitching?) and only got the vaguest shadow of the parentheses-like parts of the "M" so I mostly had to wing it using the print out of the font.

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I had to add a few stitches to that to make it look a little nicer, since there's really no hiding it.  I'm not completely pleased with the back, but it's a lot better than it could have been had I not been paying attention.

In progress:

The more I worked this the more I saw a stylized hairdo (with widow's peak) in this part of the "M".

The font that the monogram was based on:

Mine is not an exact replica, but I'm pleased with how close I could get. 

UPDATE!  She loved it!  WHEW!  I was most worried about the color of the towel, but she likes it enough to be asking where I got it.  YEY!  I was pretty confident about the style of the monogram, but you can never tell until it's all said and done if you've been understanding each other - especially w/o the benefit of hand gestures, facial expressions and tone-of-voice. 

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008 03:04:18 PM »

nicely done!
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008 10:09:44 PM »

Wow! I love that lettering. Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008 03:09:14 PM »

That's beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008 04:53:58 PM »

Thanks y'all!  It was fun and satisfying and I hardly ever jabbed myself!
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2008 01:09:29 PM »

I received it today!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! The hubster even said, "Wow, that's kickass!"  Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008 08:35:53 PM »

VERY classy!
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008 08:42:41 AM »

RockStarMom - Haha!  I don't think I've heard a man refer to embroidery as "kickass", especially a husband!  You're welcome!  It was a good challenge for me.

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