I guess you’re tired of hearing me talking about the thing I can’t talk about? 😛 Well, now I’m done and the recipient has received the thing and everybody’s happy 🙂
Ta dah! This is the thing I made. Pretty big!
It started when a friend of ours mentioned that he should have a tardigrade on a banner for his family (because of word play reasons), and he suggested a slogan and everything. It was said kind of in passing years ago, so I don’t think he expected it to happen. But then another friend suggested we all chipped in and had one made since his 40th birthday was coming up this year. I said I could make it because it sounded like a fun project, and here we are 🙂
I drew the tardigrade by hand, cut it out from yellow fabric and machine sewed it to the black bit. Same with the yellow letters on top. They were a pain to cut because of the size and angles (the fabric is coarser than it looks, and frayed a bit even with the iron-on sticky stuff on the back). Then I stitched the details on the animal by hand, and finally the words on the bottom.
I’d never done free hand embroidery in my life, so this was a bit of a learning experience! I think I managed fine 🙂 It was fun experimenting with different stitches 😀
After the front was all sewed, I made four loops for the top, and sewed the whole thing together with a gray fabric for the back. I would’ve used black, but I didn’t have enough, and the banner was going on a wall anyway.
The banner is about 50 cm wide and 125 cm long. Biggest thing I’ve ever made 🙂
And as for my temperature blanket, that got neglected while I worked on the banner, so I never got round to fixing the ends that were left from last month… Which meant that I had a month and a half of ends to weave in once I managed to catch up on the hexes. That only took me three days or something, but I’ll be weaving in ends for weeks
Anyway, here’s April 🙂 Had a few warm days during Easter, which was nice. Don’t really need it to get any warmer, though 😛