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« on: December 01, 2008 06:42:41 AM »

This is my very second embroidered anything. It's actually an old bed sheet, which might turn into a pouch someday.
The image I used is from a Dingbat font, called Old Car. Cute old cars for every letter, this one below was U. I have no idea what car it actually is. Anyone?

I started off with six strands of floss, then it occurred to me that using less strands might make it easier to pull the thread trough. It did  Cheesy

So, what do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008 07:45:03 AM »

Nice work!  I think cars are a good thing to sew, I just finished a VW microbus as a Christmas present.

As far as what kind of car it is: 
1.  It's probably trying to be a sort of Beetle.
2.  But it's not, really, because of the front grill.
3.  The headlights look kinda Porsche-like.
4.  Do the other letters look like a specific car?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008 07:50:20 AM »

Very cute! I love old cars! Its probably supposed to be a 1940s Ford.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008 08:06:56 AM »

Very nice-I have no idea what kind of car it is but you did a great job.

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008 09:04:33 AM »

This must be Morris Oxford.

I know this because we have a car in India, based on Morris, that looks exactly like the one you have embroidered. HM Ambassador
It is a vintage car, one of the few vintage cars in the world still in production.

You have done a great job. The bumps of the Morris are so clear in your piece!!

« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008 09:43:58 AM »

I actually think it's a Morris Minor.

Scroll down and look at the white car near the bottom.

The Oxford is very similar but the grill at the front is slightly different.

I love old Morrises, they're so cool!  A guy I knew back home used to drive one of these and I always wanted it. 

Oh and I love your embroidery, it's really cute  Cheesy  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008 10:09:29 AM »

A Morris! Thank you!
I really should have done my research before the actual embroidering.  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008 12:50:02 PM »

Morris Minors are lovely cars, albeit a bit temperamental.
This is a great piece of work!

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