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BitsofBruce
« on: January 26, 2011 08:46:51 AM »

I just finished this piece this morning and had to share, so sorry that it has that fresh off the hoop look.



I'm not an expert by any means on cross stitch, and I'm pretty sure I may have made up a few stitches along the way, but overall I'm very, very pleased with it. I free handed the piece (I think next time I'll definitely plan out the lettering), only using reference points for the grenade. The grenade is definitely my favorite!  Grin

This piece is a direct result of this song being stuck in my head for months, and me having an aha! moment and realizing it would be awesome as an embroidered piece. Now I think I may do the rest of the chorus.

Oh and the technical stuff: done on 14 count black aida (it kind of looks blue in the picture), using 3 strands of floss.

C&C welcome.

Edit: The song is: "Grenade" by Bruno Mars
Here's the music video for anyone who is interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR6iYWJxHqs
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011 08:57:24 AM »

umm, awesome, i just wisted this Cheesy
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BitsofBruce
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011 09:10:45 AM »

Wow! Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011 11:49:19 AM »

LOL this song is ridiculously catchy. I sing it every time I throw something in the garbage.....
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011 12:03:32 PM »

I'm old and have no idea what song you're talking about, but the piece is awesome Cheesy  You did a crazy good job for not having a pattern!
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011 01:45:50 PM »

I didn't really like this song to begin with, it's definitely grown on me. Now every time I hear it, there's a new piece I want to stitch from it. FYI I've edited the post to include a link to to the video, if anyone is interested.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011 03:50:18 PM »

Ha! That is awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011 05:54:07 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2011 10:22:52 PM »

That's awesome! 
I love that song too and can't believe you free handed it!  That's TALENT! 
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011 04:48:04 AM »

This is way too cute! I must show it to my daughter, she will absolutely love it!
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