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« on: June 24, 2010 07:54:36 AM »

The men in my life often get short changed when it comes to handmade gifts; I just can't come up with ideas as easily for them as I do for the ladies.  My dad is a nut for Nascar and has a whole room devoted to racing collectibles (my inheritance, oh joy) so for his birthday I stitched him as close to an inspirational quote as I could find from a Nascar driver.  Thus, the Dale Earnhardt hoop was born.

I found an image of The Intimidator's signature online and backstitched it with a single strand of floss.

Backstitched the quote in two strands.  Wabi-sabi, but I like it and I know my dad will.

I looked all over the internet for other Nascar-themed embroidery pieces and couldn't find one.  I guess our two worlds don't intersect much, who'd a thunk it?

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010 08:17:44 AM »

Great idea!  I especially like the signature.  Nice work!

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010 09:50:53 AM »

that is very awesome!! I'm sure he is going to love it!

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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010 09:59:34 AM »

A guy my husband works with would simply drool over this.

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010 11:46:39 AM »

My best friend (another Lisa) would absolutely love that! Nice job!

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010 10:43:22 AM »

Nice stitching. My dad would like this.

« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010 08:09:48 PM »

Such an awesome idea! Great stitch!
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