This week is, apparently, my Dad’s friend’s fiftieth birthday.
Unfortunately, he is a Man Who Has Abso-Fucking-Lutely Everything. Fortunately, he is also a Trekkie. It’s pretty much a given that he has any and all conceivable commercial merch, but geek craft is a completely different matter.
So, I have been commissioned to create something Trekky for The Man Who Has Abso-Fucking-Lutely Everything.
Armed with 18-count black aida and this pattern from Etsy that calls for no less than twelve different colours, I boldly went out and bought four skeins of greyscale DMC. Who needs twelve colours for a Star Trek logo? I mean, really?
Some hours, and much retinal abuse later (18-count BLACK aida? What was I thinking?!), the stitchery was complete.
Add a snazzy chrome frame, and we have a gift for the un-giftable. Done and done. The finished piece is A4 size, so I’m quite impressed that I was able to knock it off in five evenings.
A side note – this is my first actual commissioned craftiness, so I’m very slightly excited. However, since it’s a commission from my parents, I’m only getting paid with the excess aida cloth from the project. So what if I’m cheap? That’s enough fabric for at least two Bloody Shakespeare projects. Sweet!