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Topic: Xmas 2008 roundup, several projects (game, Little Britain, Mr Show), bad words  (Read 1248 times)
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« on: January 03, 2009 04:09:43 PM »

Now that the gift-giving season has passed I am able to post the last projects I had completed. Because I knew that some recipients would have their gift spoiled if I put the photo on flickr or my own personal site I couldn't post them until recently. Now I am free to share them.

Simon Belmon (Castlevania 2) needlepoint



This little guy is needlepoint on plastic canvas. Since he's a vampire hunter, I thought a cross motif would be excellent for the background. I only messed it up once (not too difficult to spot where if you look close) but I still think it looks pretty great. He's the main character of the NES video game Castlevania 2, a game that is unfairly maligned due largely to having one of the worst localizations ever. The hints you get are so badly translated as to be outright lies. I still love it though. Sent this off to a Konami fan.

Blobert from A Boy and His Blob



This is another plastic canvas needlepoint from a NES game. It seemed to be pretty big around my neighborhood, but I don't know how well known it is. Essentially it's an adventure game wherein the only tool is Blobert. He transforms into useful items when you feed him jelly beans. I gave this one to my brother.

Phillies logo cross stitch



My father-in-law is a lifetime Phillies fan. He got plenty of Phillies stuff this year on account of the World Series, but I don't think he got more than one handmade item.

"Computer says no" cross stitch



From the British comedy series Little Britain, this is the catch phrase of a character named Carol Beer who is basically the world's worst customer service agent. I made this one for my wife, who had no idea I was working on it. While I wasn't doing anything with it I hid in a box full of Super Nintendo games knowing she'd never look in there.

"I don't come down to where you work..." cross stitch



And finally, I have this one. I dedicate it to Katie Kutthroat here on the board. She's made a great big pile of Mr. Show related cross stitches and I've been terribly jealous of her ideas and her speed. I made this one for a friend, and while it isn't exclusively a Mr. Show quote, it was used as the slogan for "Grandma Betsy's Biscuit Powder."
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009 04:11:23 PM »

the last is definitely my favorite, but you've done a wonderful job with them all
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009 08:44:42 PM »

I love the computer says no one, but they're all fabulous. The last one is amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2009 04:05:54 PM »

Your stitching is amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009 09:11:37 PM »

Thank y'all. They did come out pretty darned well. I'm thinking about doing another version of the "I don't come down..." one because I love the phrase so much. Maybe with some backstitching? Some sort of smaller type?
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009 08:54:33 AM »

those are all awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2009 09:06:15 AM »

All of these are so rad!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2009 12:39:32 PM »

These are all wonderful.  Cheesy

Thank y'all. They did come out pretty darned well. I'm thinking about doing another version of the "I don't come down..." one because I love the phrase so much. Maybe with some backstitching? Some sort of smaller type?

I vote backstitching. I've been all about the backstitching lately, though, so my opinion might be a little biased.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009 01:08:47 AM »

Backstitching would allow a faster completion of projects so it might work. And you'd get the words into a smaller space.
But you'll never be as fast as Katie Kutthroat. I don't know how she does it. Rumour has it, she's got four arms..!  Shocked

Great projects as always Benji!
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