FO Friday – More Tom Petty Cross Stitch

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My latest cross stitch is, once again, Tom Petty themed.

For the uninitiated, this is the text of a hidden track, from the Full Moon Fever album.  CDs were the new big thing when this album came out.  Certainly still a novelty for 11 year old me.

This was probably the first hidden track I ever heard, even if I didn’t know that’s what it was called.  And, the background to the track was barnyard animal sounds.  It was pretty much tailor made for a kid.  I loved it.

Turns out, I still love it as an adult.  And when it occurred to me that a CD is round just like an embroidery hoop…well, done deal!

Laying out the chart was the most time consuming part of this.  Here’s a peek at my process…

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I charted the the text and then cut the pieces out for easy manipulation.  The only downfall of cross stitch is all the counting.  There’s really no way around that.  I’m slowly figuring out my anything goes approach is okay with knitting.  Not okay with cross stitch.  This piece was worth it!  I can’t wait to add it to my wall.

Here’s the current state of the cross stitch wall…2017-10-22_09-07-21_020

It’s filling in but I have plenty of free space to go!

My next dead songwriter is Warren Zevon.  He’s a treasure trove of amazingness, perfect for cross stitching.  I’ve got some ideas…oh yes. I never seem to run out of ideas.  I can’t wait to work on them! TGIF!


 

FO Friday – RIP Tom Petty

Like everyone else, I’m bummed about Tom Petty.  He’s one of the few people who could still put out an entire album worth listening to, on repeat, all day.   Naturally, he’s been in heavy rotation here at the FogKnits’ headquarters this week.

There isn’t much ‘Tom Petty Knitting’ but his songs sure are quotable…

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…and that lends itself to cross stitch, easily.

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I like cassette tapes.  I didn’t really have any particular reason for going with the tape.  Then, I listened to Full Moon Fever.  It was one of the first CDs I ever had.  By which, of course, I mean one of the first CDs my Mom ever had.  In any event, it got listened to constantly.

I nearly forgot about the hidden track.  I loved that when I was a kid.   Tom gave us a moment to stop and consider how convenient CDs were.  No stopping to flip the tape.  Ha ha!  It just cracked me up.  It still does.  The perfect, unexpected surprise in the middle of a CD, which was already a thing wonder.

Hello CD Listeners…

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And an embroidery hoop is round like CD.  That can’t be a coincidence.  I’ve got a tape.  Now, time for a CD.  Yes, it’s a bit wordy but my next idea has been born!

RIP Tom, I hope you like being immortalized in bathroom cross stitch!