Monday, August 29, 2005

Monopoly Monday

Thank-you to everyone for the nice comments to my SBQ post! Last night I was diving for fabric in the cedar chest and came across the Monopoly board. The picture isn't the greatest, but you get the idea. (The pic is for you, Dawn!)















The Monopoly board is from the early days. I believe it was a kit. It is stitched on aida and I did a rather poor job of centering it on the fabric - probably because I didn't start in the center. As I stitched the project I turned it and stitched one side at a time. Because of this my stitches don't all go in the same direction. At the time I didn't "know better" and now I say BAH! Only a stitcher with a magnifying glass would notice or care. At one time I planned to have my brother (a cabinetmaker) design a game table for this project. Over time I lost interest and now the project resides in the cedar chest.

Joanie I thought Ann Grimshaw sounded familiar so I looked it up - I've been drooling over this one! I love Quakers. What count fabric did you use?

Carol I never did get the itty bitty project into the frame. Maybe I should put that on my things-to-do list for this week... It shouldn't take long to do!

4 comments:

Shelleen said...

the Monopoly board is great. You should finish it and have it set on the table.

cathymk said...

I think that's cool!

Gina E. said...

Chelle, I really envy you! Firstly for having stitched this to completion, and secondly for having it at all! I have been after the kit for years - whenever it pops up on eBay, it attracts heaps of bids and sells for heaps of dollars...much more than I can afford! If I ever get it and stitch it, I would have it framed under glass as part of a small table. Wow....

Dawn said...

That is soo beautiful!!