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11  Adorable Baby Bib in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: August 12, 2011 09:56:09 PM
So my lil' nephew is 10 months old and his dad says, "Will you make him a bib that says 'No mommy you shut up!'?"  I said "OK."

A close-up, blurry pic

Just googled "cross stitch monkey" and got the monkey.  Script font from http://www.stitchpoint.com/eng/tool/alph/cross-stitch-writing-tool.php
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12  It's hard out there for a pillow in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: June 09, 2011 09:31:47 PM
Borrowing more patterns from


I've whipped up this doozy of a pillow.  A classy French pimp escorts six fine, upstanding young ladies.  Metallic gold floss brings attention to the difficulties of the man's line of work.

It's light blue 14 count aida with one strand.  I've got the pattern around here somewhere if someone wants it.

I was worried that the girls would appear too small and, therefore, too young.  The original pattern is supposed to be girls following a schoolmarm.  I think it turned out alright and thus I have avoided looking like a creep.

Le border and signature.  The date is in the opposite corner.  I'm not too happy with the border.  Too Christmasy; but it's only my fault for using DMC 699 (Xmas green) and DMC 666 (Xmas red).

The man himself.  After trying variants of the jacket's color scheme, I decided to go with various shades of green.  Now that I look at it, I think I should have outlined the figures, too.  Oh well.

Tell me what you think!
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13  Disregard Maidens, Acquire Ducats Pillow in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: May 25, 2011 09:43:55 PM
I made this pattern a few months ago, stitched it up a while back, and finally got around to making it into a pillow earlier today.

The front interior is lined with felt and the back is a red fabric with a sort of paisley design.

The pattern comes from http://albumsdantan.canalblog.com/

and the caption is an homage to the Joseph Decreux Archaic Rap image macro http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/joseph-ducreux-archaic-rap#.Td3V7UewU2o

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14  AWESOME ipod nano sleeve in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: May 23, 2011 08:42:25 PM
I traded in my ipod touch for an ipod nano and suddenly my ipod touch sleeve was useless, so I made this one for the tiny, tiny nano.

The image is a pattern I devised from the awesome smiley.

The clip of the nano runs through a hole in the sleeve, and the sleeve wraps around the front and is secured on the other side of the nano with the clip.  Ingenious!

There's not much room for a picture, so a simple pattern looks best; video game sprites, emoticons, and quotations all look pretty good.

Bonus: all the buttons and inputs are free while the sleeve is on, and using the touchscreen is still easy.

This is the first one I made before perfecting the design.

They're lined with some thin fabric I have to prevent the thread from fraying and to keep the thread from leaving marks on the touchscreen (not a big deal because the marks just wipe right off, but they were annoying).

Tell me what you think!

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15  Re: SSID & WEP KEY Sampler in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: April 20, 2011 07:14:50 PM
Cranking the retro up a notch: in a rustic frame.

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16  SSID & WEP KEY Sampler in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: April 14, 2011 08:05:22 AM
In another inspired mix of contemporary and traditional, I give you the SSID and WEP KEY Sampler!

On 14 count oatmeal colored aida, with four colors.  My housemate got the idea from when friends come over with laptops and mobile devices and always need to connect to her wifi.  It was a hassle looking at the router every time and she doesn't know how to change the password to something memorable and whenever she wrote it down on something, it'd get lost.  So here it is to be framed and hung on the wall.

She already has a bunch of decor with tree motifs, so I thought I'd continue that.  The blue/green color scheme matches the colors of her walls, too.

Took me the better part of a week to bust this out.

Some details

I was up until 2:30 last night saying "Just one more leaf just one more leaf" until I had finished it all.  The leaf stitches are crossed in different directions, which makes the thread shimmer a little bit.

Thanks for your comments and questions!
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17  Re: QR Code Sampler in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: March 27, 2011 07:38:40 PM
Just want to show it framed:

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18  QR Code Sampler in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: March 20, 2011 08:15:00 PM

In DMC 304 and DMC 310 on 14 count white aida.  It's a blend of classic sampler style with a modern message.  The inner border says "This work in hand my friends may have when I am dead and in my grave."  I study antique samplers and that message is stitched onto samplers more often than anything else.  The outer border is from this awesome antique French sampler pattern site right here http://albumsdantan.canalblog.com/

Use your barcode scanner to find the message!  People without scanners must never know the secret!
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19  Re: The Red Rooster Bar Towel in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: March 20, 2011 08:09:33 PM
Here it is all fixed.  Thanks for the views and comments.  On a related note, I have since been back to The Red Rooster and I rocked the house by playing The Ramones' Road to Ruin album.  I rule.

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20  The Red Rooster Bar Towel in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: March 11, 2011 10:52:08 PM
My aunt gave me a bunch of banded huck towels and showcase towels from when she used to cross stitch.  I used two to make a friend some sushi towels


I recently met up with a friend of mine at a place he calls "The Red Rooster."  I drove there thinking it was a bar, but I was shocked that it was a private home.  Apparently, this home has a bar in the basement that has a rich history.  Initially set up sometime during the mid-20th century, the bar was a speakeasy for blacks to visit because they weren't permitted in the white-only bars in the area.  Stupid Jim Crow laws.

The present owner bought the house in the late '90's I think; the basement was so cluttered, neither he nor the real estate agent knew the bar existed.  I didn't get the entire history of the place, but it did receive an update in the 1970's, complete with a badass antique fridge and delightfully tacky wood paneling.  The best thing: the owner has a huge collection of classic vinyls.  The Red Rooster could almost be a museum!

I made him this.

It took me maybe 8 hours.  I think I might redo where it says "red rooster bar," raise it up a few stitches--it's currently lined up to match with the logo I created above the rooster, but I don't think it looks good as it is.  I found the rooster with a quick image search of "cross stitch rooster."

The border is not lined up within the whole space of the "showcase area" or whatever it's called because the last four stitches on the bottom are really short.  I raised the whole pattern and decided to sign it outside the pattern to keep the image as a whole more centered in the rectangle.

Hope you like it, tell me what you think!
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