I have finally – finally – finished the embroidery project I started last summer, as a gift for my brother on his 50th birthday. I’ve never been good at estimating quantities, whether time or volume or distance. I started the stitching about a month before we visited Chicago and attended his birthday bash. But the ideas just kept flowing, and my fingers couldn’t keep up. It wasn’t ready in time, and I’ve been working on it ever since. I’ve set it aside for months at a time, unable to concentrate, then picked it back up in bursts of creative flow. And now, finally, it is finished: And here are some details. The first lot are the comic strip characters from our childhood. My brother is a big fan of Charles Schultz (Peanuts) and Johnny Hart (B.C. and the Wizard of Id.)
He also loves monster movies and slapstick. Here are the Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges, and Lon Chaney as the Phantom of the Opera.