…my true love gave to me: a shirt with a duck who’s daffy!
I am so! Freaking! Excited! about this one. This was a labour of love which, despite all odds, was finished around 10:00 on December 23…with a day and change left to go. No early-Christmas-morning stitching for this honey badger!
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that I have a tendency to stitch up railway logos onto the pockets of shirts for my dad. (Last year’s offering, for example.) After scooping up an out-of-print book of Looney Tunes cross-stitch designs online, I thought I’d try something different.
“Daffy Drops the Ball” is done in three pieces, which makes it three times as annoying to stitch all centred-and-straight and whatnot.
I love the colour of the shirt, and how the black pops on it! I am less fond of the fact that unlike simply stitching on the pocket (which I take off and then reattach), working on the shirt itself meant I couldn’t access it from the left, which is a real problem for this southpaw. To stitch Daffy and the bowling ball, I actually worked holding the shirt upside-down, and somehow it’s all reasonably lined up.
Close-up of the design:
I can’t wait for him to unwrap it!
Merry Christmas, everybody! 😀