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Bowie  14

Hello Stitchers!

I know you haven’t heard from me since November, things at the house have been kinda crazy since my roommate has been in and out of various hospitals due to her autoimmune encephalitis. Just yesterday she got in a wreck while on the way to the ER, luckily she only had a little extra stress from the adrenaline, she and the driver were both fine. People come from all over the world to wreck their vehicles in Columbus, it’s crazy during inclement weather. We just had our first real snow fall this past week and people are just wrecking left and right. The snow sure is pretty though.

I lost my phone at a 7-11 on the way back from Christmas with my family. I do all my charts on my phone, so I borrowed my roommate’s iPad to whip These up. I should be getting an old phone from a friend this week and can not wait.

In 1999 I bought my first stereo. It cost me $20 and was a Frankenstine machine built from the rag tag parts from future owner’s deceased parent’s stereos. The best part was that it had an 8 track and those things were in every thrift store & cheap. The two I listened to the most, while pulling all weekers, were both David Bowie, Space Oddity and Young Americans (I got the images from eBay).
8Tracks
I was sad when the old worn out tapes broke, and I did replace them once or twice before I could afford a fancy new stereo with a CD player *ooooooh*.

When I heard Bowie had passed I jumped to my first line of mourning, I had to chart him. So today I have a few knit charts and a cross stitch patter based on the Aladdin Sane cover art.

I decided tried something new for the knit charts this time around, I used only Red Heart Classic Colors. I know it can be hard to finding the right colors to go with color work charts. I went with Red Heart because everyone can afford it, is easy to find, and it is acrylic for us poor souls with wool allergies.

Feel free to send me any of your finished projects, contact me about any questions or comments, and stay warm out there.

Enjoy!

-Molina

*Just click on the link below an image to download the chart from Dropbox
Bowie KnitBowie Aladdin Sane Knit

Bowie Knit SimpleBowie Aladdin Sane Simplified Knit

Bowie Knit OpenBowie Aladdin Sane Open Eyes Knit

Bowie CrossBowie Aladdin Sane Cross Stitch

Stitch a Banksy  0

Hello stitchers! I have waited a long time to write this post, March was pretty crappy. I spent most of the month sick as a dog and then my Grandma passed away from Alzheimer’s, so I spent last week with the family and staying with my dad. We ate a lot of if cream and watched a lot of Sci-Fi.

I had plenty of time to work on my, as promised, finished project of one of today’s charts. My dad’s cat Jimmy, is pretty sneaky and decided that cross stitch floss is the ultimate toy. Lucky he plays fetch so he took it straight to my dad & I fashioned a decoy spool so I could work in peace.
Jimmy x

Today’s charts are all based on Banksy pieces. I have always been interested in his work, and other thought provoking forms of street art and stencil work.

I finished my version of what I am calling “Girl With Balloon” (I made up names for all the pieces), just in time to take some quick pictures and give it to my mom before I left to drive back to the city.
Banksy girl x

I added back stitching to all the black and on the bottom row of the grey to “ground” it a little.
Banksy girl x detail

I learned a lot making this piece since it is the largest piece I have made, the first time I have used Size 11 fabric, and the largest amount of fill color I have done. I didn’t realize how much more floss it would take, and since I was using vintage floss, I hade to use two versions of black and grey, but it worked out. I also learned that talking while stitching leads to having to pull and re-stitch a lot (there are still a few mistakes).

My phone got a workout charting all of these and I had a couple of late nights obsessively charting because it was hard editing down pieces. Most of these charts are in both cross stitch blocks and knit/crochet blocks, with a few exceptions. I even have a couple large scale or “blanket” sized charts for those of you into larger scale projects.

As always please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, favorite ice cream flavors, or pics of your finished projects (my favorite!).

I’m working on a give away for you guys soon, so keep a look out for that, and like my Hapeless Stitcher page on Facebook for post updates and fellow stitchers’ pics.

Enjoy!

-Molina

imageArt Killer Cross Stitch
Art Killer Knit
BalloongrBalloon Girl Cross Stitch
Balloon Girl Knit
BanabombBanana Bomb Cross Stitch
Banana Bomb Knit
Bobby flipBobby Flip Cross Stitch
Bobby Flip Knit
Shopping cartFalling Shopper Knit
FlwrBombFlower Bomb Cross Stitch
Flower Bomb Knit
Flower Bomb B&W Knit
Flower bomb blanketFlower Bomb Knit Blanket
imageGas Man Cross Stitch
Gas Man Knit
Heart ballonGirl With Balloon Cross Stitch
Girl With Balloon Knit
Heart ballon blanketGirl With Balloon Knit Blanket
Homo mcHomo McMan Cross Stitch
Homo McMan Knit
Killer monaKiller Mona Lisa Cross Stitch
Killer Mona Lisa Knit
K pandaKiller Panda Cross Stitch
Killer Panda Knit
K bobbiesKissing Bobbies Cross Stitch
Flwr manMan With Flowers Knit
Monkey board*you can stitch the board blank as well, or add your own words

Monkey Board Cross Stitch

Monkey Board Knit
Monkey queenMonkey Queen Cross Stitch
Monkey Queen Knit
Queen bowieQueen Bowie Cross Stitch
Queen Bowie Knit
Red carpet ratRed Carpet Rat Knit
Umbrella RatUmbrella Rat Cross Stitch
Umbrella Rat Knit


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