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Topic: Manliness IS a complicated set of principles…one last gift.  (Read 5425 times)
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« on: December 29, 2013 06:49:12 PM »

And so someone needs a pillow!




A few weeks ago I saw this on Facebook:



Liam is my stepbrother, for lack of a better term. I'm actually more like an aunt, so when I commented on his post I'm sure he took little or no notice. But I cannot be taunted so…

I'm sure he had in mind something much along these lines:



which might be OK for any ordinary man, but this guy is an über geek, an authentic rocket scientist who has a job working at a downright spaceship company. So I thought I'd try to look a bit smart (ass) and came up with this.



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I love using chain stitch this way:

I printed images from the internets onto fabric for these bits:

I did the outline of "Principles" in back stitch which took and AGE! I should have used stem stitch. It was really wimpy looking so I ended up wrapping each stitch to beef it up. I'm getting a massage on Thursday!  Grin



Here's the back which looks pretty manly to me, right?


I have to get together with him before New Years Day to give it to him before he heads back to Area 51. Hope he likes it  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013 07:57:07 PM »

This looks amazing!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013 08:08:54 PM »

Clever!! You did an amazing job. I love the way you used geeky references to write the word "complicated". It's all brilliant. Did he adore it?
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013 08:25:44 PM »

Such a great idea and so well done!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013 09:10:25 PM »

This is fantastic! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013 10:40:42 PM »

Did he adore it?
I haven't given it to him yet. My fingers are crossed. I'll let you know!
Thanks, everyone!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013 11:06:31 PM »

love it Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013 11:17:34 PM »

That's a fantastic idea and a wonderful manly pillow.
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013 06:28:21 AM »

very clever and geeky...I love that you used the brackets to be "set"...I just love your story and know that your brother is going to laugh (and maybe even cry!) at what a great gift he has been given...this really ended the year on a wonderful note!
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013 07:06:17 AM »

Very - complicated - piece of work!   Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013 08:03:49 AM »

very clever and geeky...I love that you used the brackets to be "set"...I just love your story and know that your brother is going to laugh (and maybe even cry!) at what a great gift he has been given...this really ended the year on a wonderful note!

Thanks always, I had to reach into the cobwebbed recesses of my mind for the {}s. So glad I remembered. I'll probably give it to him tonight after he gets home from HERE! He's going to be in such a good mood!

Thanks Ludi, I love it when my brain goes down a path that my hands can actually follow. BTW, your work is mind-bogglingly inspirational.
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013 08:08:25 AM »

Complicated doesn't even begin to describe it! Wink

This is AWESOME!
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2013 08:09:01 AM »

Awesomeness!
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2013 08:15:49 AM »

Holy hell on a pop tart! That is a bit of brilliance right there is what that is!  He is going to be thrilled and my guess proud to have that, boy howdy. 
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2013 08:41:41 AM »

Holy hell on a pop tart! 

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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2013 09:05:53 AM »

We will await your reporting of his reaction...
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2013 02:08:54 PM »

Well, it was awesome! A big chuckle and then "I love how you made it into a differential equation"
 Grin HAHAHA!! Grin
That's Liam <3
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2013 05:47:08 PM »

Well, it was awesome! A big chuckle and then "I love how you made it into a differential equation"
 Grin HAHAHA!! Grin
That's Liam <3
Thanks again, everybody!

Oh, the layers of geekiness! YEY!
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2014 01:53:29 AM »

This is excellent! Wink
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2014 08:10:20 AM »

I love it and all the fantastic complications you put into the display.  And I love his reaction too.
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2014 08:29:03 AM »

Thank you!
We sat and talked for another hour or so. The pillow was on his lap the whole time and he kept looking down at it and giggling.  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2014 01:02:05 PM »

Thank you!
We sat and talked for another hour or so. The pillow was on his lap the whole time and he kept looking down at it and giggling.  Grin

There's just something about a giggly rocket scientist.
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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2014 12:17:50 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2014 07:13:54 AM »

THANK YOU!!!  Kiss
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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2014 12:24:04 PM »

I knew it!! Grin

thanks for reporting back...I knew it...awesome...but, you are going to be hard pressed for the next gift... Grin...better start thinking now...
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« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2014 07:31:04 PM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2014 09:48:37 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin MANY MANY MANY THANKS!!!  Grin Grin Grin
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This design & pillow most definitely ROCKS! Very creative!
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