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« on: September 07, 2011 03:29:53 PM »

My brother-in-law always greets my kids with open arms saying "hugs for thugs" and picks them up, squeezes them and twirls them around...it's a special Uncle Matt thing.  I'm always happy when I can come up with something manly enough to stitch for a dude and this was it.  Used a gangstery (is that a word?) Old English font, made all of the letters a uniform height, and satin stitched my little heart out.  I planned on spelling "Hugz4Thugz" with "z"s, but the "s" was much more elaborate so I went with those.  I used a variegated DMC floss, 3 strands at a time, it took me approximately an hour per letter.  My first Christmas gift complete!



The full framed effect:


Comments and suggestions always welcome.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011 08:17:47 PM »

tehehehe...

I think it looks good! I bet he'll get a kick out of it!
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011 11:02:07 AM »

That's adorable...you know, in a manly sort of way.Cheesy I'm sure he'll love it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011 11:28:49 AM »

Thank you.  The men in my life don't get enough of my embroidered work, now I'm on a mission!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011 03:24:38 AM »

Wow! Your stitching is awesome Cheesy I want to try something similar with variegated thread....variegated thread makes me happy! ^_^
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011 01:04:27 PM »

Wow! Your stitching is awesome Cheesy I want to try something similar with variegated thread....variegated thread makes me happy! ^_^

I love variegated thread, I just bought some in bright rainbow colors with more variation.  Now to think of something fun to stitch with it!
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011 03:14:58 PM »

This is so rad! Your stitching is just amazing. Lovin' the floss too.
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