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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Press On with Trylon and Perisphere Cross Stitch using a cool font from the book A Rainbow of Stitches

My Dad probably won't read my blog before he opens his Christmas presents so I think I am safe to post this today. He was born in 1939 and loves the 39 Worlds Fair. We have a cool old black and white photo of his mom pregnant with him standing in front of the trylon and perisphere.
One of his favorite sayings is "press on" so I thought I would cross stitch it for him. I wanted to do a bit of a more "design" font so I used this pretty one from the way-cool book:
A Rainbow of Stitches: Embroidery and Cross-Stitch Basics Plus More Than 1,000 Motifs and 80 Project Ideas

From the publisher, Watson-Guptill:
A Rainbow of Stitches is a how-to-stitch guide, a project idea book, and an encyclopedia of motifs, all in one go-to reference. Begin by choosing a motif from this extensive collection, which ranges from elegant alphabets to 1970s-inspired flowers and leaves, from sweet fairies to vintage-chic ladies in classic Dior dresses. The "Get Stitching" section gives you the basics you need to get started, along with an illustrated how-to of the simple stitches that are used to create all of the motifs.

Each of the following sections, which are arranged by color–fresh greens, pretty pinks, timeless blues, rich reds, and elegant white and taupe–presents ideas for embroidering motifs in single colors, showing how much can be achieved with just one color of embroidery floss on a plain background. Includes more than eighty beautifully photographed, inspiring ideas for stitched embellishment, from wearables and personal accessories to a variety of decorative items for every room in your home.

AGNÉS DELAGE-CALVET, ANNE SOHIER-FOURNEL, MURIEL BRUNET, and FRANÇOISE RITZ are lifelong needlearts enthusiasts and experienced teachers of embroidery and other fiber crafts.

FRÉDÉRIC LUCANO is a professional photographer specializing in fashion and home décor.

There are possitively tons of great cross stitch and embroidery designs in this book and I will be making many more of them! One of the girls in my Church of Craft group bought the book after I brought mine to the meeting because she loved it too. She was the one that started me cross stitching with the Subversive Cross stitch book!

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Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What a terrific personalized gift. I hope you will share your dad's reaction after Christmas.

Drew Emborsky said...

What a wonderful personalization! I bet he loved it!!

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