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Mermaids Are Illogical

September 23, 2013
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and sickeningly happy.

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This embroidery project came mostly out of stitchers block. I liked the haiku, needed an image, had a mermaid on hand. But she’s finished now so I can be done with her posy of annoyingly excited fish.

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The Haiku: from a really fun blog by the New York Times. The Times has a program run through all their online articles and search for unintended haikus, if they’re any good someone posts them with no context, just a link to the article (which I’ve never used, what could be better than a contextless haiku?). I don’t know if you’re aware of the fact, but Pedro is very into haikus. To transfer the haiku to my cowtow I used this really cool pen that Bia gave me for my birthday. Just remember to write backwards when using!

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The Mermaid: from a cheap iron on transfer from the craft store. She originally had a day of the week associated with her (and there were 6 other cheerful mermaids as well) so that you could embroider a whole series of tea towels or some such shit. The transfer didn’t take very well, making Harp mermaid even more frustrating.

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At least she has alien green skin. Too bad those fish look extremely excited about her butt…

What I learned: I don’t like doing multicolored embroideries, one or two is good for me. It looks pretty cool and I like to think I’m decent at picking colors, but it just takes so much more time to change thread all the time when I could just be stitching! And stitching is what makes me happy. My next project only uses black floss and will be epic. All though it might still take a while because I only work on it during my lunch break at work… maybe a second project to do while watching tv would be acceptable…

~Molly

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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 24, 2013 12:48 pm

    You crack me up – that made my day!

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