Pucca and Garu II
Remember when I embroidered this for a friend a while back? Well, I decided that I didn’t like it enough to give to anyone as a gift, so I redid it completely. I even cross stitched it, which was my original intention! I gave it, framed, signed, and presented to that friend today and she loved it! I think it was well timed too, since she just when through a trying break up and needed something cute to distract her.
My only issue was that, in areas with lots of black, the white fabric still shows through. (This is 14 count Aida.) See? I think I’ll be using three strands of black next time…
Also, I got a pile of awesome frames from Goodwill for a dollar each! This one was an ugly brown, which I tried to spray paint over. Except I ran out of the plain black halfway through and had to respray them with heat resistant paint… I think it also caused these strange crackly patterns too, which I really love! (My frames are also heat resistant to 1200 degrees Farenheit now.)
And finally, because I was so very, very proud of this redo, my signature and the year.
Let this stand as a lesson to me: Never be too afraid (or lazy) to reapproach a project that I’m just not satisfied with. It’s worth the effort!
Much love and cute Asian kisses,
Currently Listening to: “We Are Pilots” – Shiny Toy Guns
ETA (12-13-09): I’m always willing to email readers a copy of the pattern if they leave a comment on this post or email me directly (or do both!). However, I’ve found that hotmail email accounts cannot recieve files as large as an average PDF so, when you leave a comment, remember to include a non-hotmail account! Thank you!