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3861  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 12, 2010 10:35:10 AM
This is wicked amazing & so well stitched! I'm so jealous in awe of your pocket watch chain!

 Wink

Thank you!  The chain was a lot less trouble than I thought it would be.  Of course, it's short which helps.  Wink

It's true! And Pigling Bland is in fact the fellow on the left. Perfect! However, our Dandy is ever so much fancier...


Ha!  Are those pigs wearing pants?  That's crazy!  Pigs don't wear pants; everyone knows that.

This is like a hilarious tribute to Richard Saja, one of my favorite artists!  I love that you don't just rely on one stitch, but choose your stitches to suit the mood and shape of the elements.  Great!

Richard:  http://historically-inaccurate.blogspot.com/

I LOVE Richard Saja.  Many years ago I saw a plaster lamp that had bas relief Greek scenes that had been repainted with hilarious costumes and additions and wanted to do something like that.  Then several years ago it occurred to me that I could do that with embroidery on toile, but I never found a toile that inspired me.  Then a couple years ago I found this Beatrix Potter toile at an interior designer's studio sale.  Shortly after I found Richard Saja and my heart both sank (because someone beat me to it and was better than I could hope to be) and filled (because his work is just so fantastic).
3862  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 12, 2010 07:29:13 AM
This is the sort of thing I love, and you've done it so well. Brilliant! I don't know what I like best, but the whole thing is just so RIGHT. It rocks!!  Cheesy

Wow, thank you!  I have a hard time picking a favorite part myself, it was all so fun to do.

Everything about this is just pure awesome! I love the flamboyant pig, and even the way you finished the back is so charming.

 And I thank you again for introducing me to random toile graffiti  Cheesy

Thank you so much!  If you want to see some really amazing embroidered toile search "Richard Saja."  He's amazing.  Compared to him I feel like I'm just coloring in.


WOW!   My son & I have read that particular pig story about a million times so seeing it brought to life in stitches is a treat!!!!   Great job!  I love it!

Wow, thanks!  I don't know the pig story and throughout the project was wondering which one it was.  Will you tell?

I'm pretty sure this is The Tale of Pigling Bland.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_Pigling_Bland)

It rocks so much!!  Grin

WHOA!  I've never even heard this story, but the title, i.e. "Bland," and the part where they're going to the market fits right in with my stitch!  It was meant to be.

THANKS!
3863  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 11, 2010 09:30:37 PM
...that can be arranged.

Uh-oh!  She's got a new Bacon Upgrade cookin'...

This is really splendid.  You obviously put a lot of thought into this wonderful project.

Thank you!

WOW!   My son & I have read that particular pig story about a million times so seeing it brought to life in stitches is a treat!!!!   Great job!  I love it!

Wow, thanks!  I don't know the pig story and throughout the project was wondering which one it was.  Will you tell?
3864  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 11, 2010 05:37:24 PM
Absolutely fantastic!

Thank you!

Another imaginative piece that just blows my mind.  You are so creative and talented with your colors and stitches.  I never mix my floss strands, but really need to start doing that, love the effect.

Wow, thanks!  I kind of worry that I'm going to start mixing floss colors when I shouldn't, because it's so fun.

Bacon colored words = genius!  Grin  I love all the little details and your stitching is beautiful. (I agree with the comment about the french knots in metallic thread...the concept just boggles my mind.  Wink )

Thanks so much!  I've been lucky with my french knots ever since I gave up on them going quickly or one-handed.  It was brought to my attention that I should have made them bacon-scented as well...
3865  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 11, 2010 12:43:27 PM
Wow...amazing work! The walking stick especially is fantastic, it looks so textured and really jumps out from the piece. *Rocks*

Thank you!  That was fun to watch come together as I stitched it.  I love faux bois so it was fun to do some in floss.
3866  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 11, 2010 11:11:52 AM
You rock the house! It turned out so great!

Thank you, kittykill!  You missed seeing any of the fun stuff in person.  Poor kid.

I have loved everything you've done on that Beatrix Potter fabric, but this certainly takes the bacon-flavored cake! It's so detailed I can barely stand it! I love the chain and the hair but would it be weird if I said that the trees were my favorite?

Wow, thanks!  That's the nice thing about personal favorites, they can be as weird as suits you.  I wanted a bit of color in the background, but not a lot of details or too much color.  It felt like an autumn scene to me, but kept the leaves green because I thought autumn colors would mess that up.
3867  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 11, 2010 07:05:14 AM
Too funny! I really love what you did with it too! Nicely done!

Thank you!
3868  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 10, 2010 08:29:28 PM
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 Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss

I FEEL the Love, indeed!
and I get to touch it, too!...

The pictures are fantastic but the teeny tiny exquisite work on this piece must be seen to be believed.
...and French knots with metallic thread??? It makes my head hurt. Ooof!

Thank you, Dear T!


You're so welcome, Libby!
3869  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 10, 2010 03:28:30 PM
HAHAHA!  This is great.  I would totally hang this on my wall.

Thanks for laughing!  It was a hoot to stitch.

so fun! your chain is perfectly dandy...

Thank you!  I'm pretty proud of that chain.

fabulous in every way. clearly, this is headed for the Featured Projects, because it will rock the socks off of anyone who sees all the details you put into that dandy fellow! and the bacon lettering is a stroke (stitch?) of genius.

Awwww, aren't you sweet!  I was so tickled when I came up with the bacon lettering idea and it made me giggle to stand in front of the floss display looking for the baconiest color.  Thank you!
3870  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Bathrobe for a lizard on: April 10, 2010 03:24:30 PM
This is too awesome and too cute to be real.  I call your bluff!  This is just a late April Fools joke, isn't it?   Wink  I'm hitting this rocks.
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