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Topic: Manliness IS a complicated set of principles…one last gift.  (Read 4932 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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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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