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Topic: King of the Hill or: Extreme Texas Pride  (Read 33814 times)
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roxy nova
« on: May 29, 2005 09:18:37 AM »

hey everybody! my sister finally got her gift yesterday so i can now post. it started because she and her hubby bought a house in st. louis and seeing as we're from texas, i thought that i should make them a housewarming gift that was texas-to-the-max so they wouldn't get homesick (she watches king of the hill every night before bed for this purpose as well). it started as a one week project but as i started outlining i decided it would look weird if i didn't fill it in so it ended up taking about 4 and a half weeks. oh well, i'm happy with the finished product, cheesy as it may be. i put a message on the back of the frame that reads, "Here's a little piece of Texas for your new Missouri home. May your beer always be cold and your lawn always green..."

the arlen gang, framed:


a closer look:


boomhauer & hank:


a close up of dale, whom i think i did the most justice:


hope y'all like it. thanks for lookin'!!

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2005 09:22:10 AM »

that is freakin wicked...... i am so very impressed.. you are my hero
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2005 09:22:36 AM »

WOAH! is that all hand embroidered? It's simply amazing! WHat an incredible job you did! I'm in awe...
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noelle
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2005 09:32:31 AM »

holy crap!!!!!!!!

what kind of stitch is that? it's not cross- and it's not satin stitch, so what is it called?
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roxy nova
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2005 09:36:42 AM »

holy crap!!!!!!!!

what kind of stitch is that? it's not cross- and it's not satin stitch, so what is it called?

wow! you guys are quick! thanks for the compliments.
noelle, most of the stuff (like the fence & flag) are just a really looooong back stitch. the outlines are a short backstitch, and the clothes and flesh are mostly stem stitch with a little backstitch accidentally thrown in here and there. i'm not too experienced with embroidery so those are pretty much the only stitches i know. i kinda just made it up as i went along...
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2005 10:02:35 AM »

That's so awesome!  I love that show! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2005 10:08:41 AM »

wow! I admire your patience.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2005 10:29:31 AM »

* GASP*
That is fantastic! You are a sweet sister and an awesome embroiderer!
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2005 12:15:31 PM »

Wow, it looks amazing.

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2005 02:25:03 PM »

Unbelievable!  Sooo very cool.  Your sister is lucky indeed!
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