Saturday, August 30, 2014

Stadium Chairs

My son in Texas bought stadium chairs for when we go to watch soccer games at the granddaughters college - Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas.  He wanted the logo put on the back so of course 'mom' will do them.  It took a while to get the logo digitized and with the help of a friend it turned out pretty good.  This was the first time that I had embroidered on canvas.  Hooped a mesh stabilizer, basted in the hoop the size of the design, cut a piece of sticky stabilizer and basted that onto the mesh piece.  Smoothed the chair back (after I took it apart) over the sticky (did not hoop the canvas).  All went well but it took over 3 hours to stitch out each one - 86K stitches.  I am pleased with the way they turned out.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


A whimsical 9 patch which was fun to make. The banner was made orange / black for the colors of Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas. Crosshatching is uneven intentionally. I sent it to my granddaughter to decorate her dorm.  The pattern is The Ninepatchers - A Family Reunion by Mickey Depre