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« on: December 21, 2010 08:28:14 AM »

I haven't been around in quite a while!  Last year I made my husband an embroidery for our anniversary (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335740.msg3882954#msg3882954), and this year I did the same.  We moved, and I thought it would be perfect for his home office.  It was definitely a hit!



My husband is a software developer, so this seemed perfect for him.  And he loves it!  I originally thought about painting it but decided embroidery was the way I wanted to go.  Though I ended up kind of regretting that as I hadn't done much embroidery in a while and had forgotten how tedious it could be!  The man is about nine inches tall..



The binary translates as part of one of my favorite quotes from Hamlet: "O, that this too too sallied flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a dew."  Yes, only part of the quote.  I was feeling a bit lazy and translating each letter into binary is miserable!    

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010 08:33:15 AM »

uhm...this is sheer brilliance.  i LOVE it!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010 08:58:13 AM »

ohh that's fantastic Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010 09:11:31 AM »

That's brilliant! Such a smart idea, and well executed too.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010 09:44:15 AM »

Aw, what a cute little binary man. I feel your pain about the tediousness. I enjoy cross-stitch, but about half way through a project, I start thinking, "I'm not done yet?!" Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010 09:54:37 AM »

how cute!  my boyfriend is a software developer as well (java).  he absolutely loves when I stitch nerdy/geeky computer related projects.  Smiley  looks great.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010 12:05:06 PM »

My husband is a programmer and would adore this. I made him a cross stitch for his office of binary but never thought to make it into a shape. Very creative Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010 02:32:29 PM »

Way cool! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010 04:59:45 PM »

this is so brilliant, I am speechless
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2010 02:58:52 PM »

That is so rad!
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