Sunday, January 25, 2009

You can almost smell the beer

My husband Jim and I have very different tastes when it comes to music. Jim loves Gackt, Muse, X-Japan and Malice Mizer. I love Richard Cheese, They Might Be Giants, Ben Folds and the Violent Femmes. One thing we agree on is Pat McCurdy, a local guy who sings at bars and festivals in Illinois and Wisconsin. He's playing somewhere almost every night.

I did a couple of stitches recently inspired by two of our favorite songs. The first one, I Like You Best, starts off sweet and then changes midstream. It goes from "Let's sit beneath a shady tree and read romantic poetry" to "I promise not to break your heart, I'll wheel you home in a shopping cart." I kind of made this one to even out a really mushy stitch I made for Jim recently. Depending on his mood he can decide which one to display on his desk. :)

The second one has been on my mind for awhile. I always thought it would make a great subversive stitch, but I wasn't sure how I wanted it to look. It's based on my absolute favorite song by Pat, I Like Everything. I really wanted to try doing some more blackwork, so I thought this would be a good chance to do it.

I'm happy with how it turned out, but my Catholic schoolgirl childhood has made this stitch the most embarrassing of all my creations. Well, next to this one.


Brook said...

Oh my lord! The second one cracked me up!!! You always make the best cross stitches!

Mr X Stitch said...

Is that second one made in honour of Jesus? :)

In all seriousness though, I do dig the blackwork flowers. Good work!

beefranck said...

Thanks Brook! :)

Jamie, I can always count on you to go there. :D They DID refer to "Jesus-on-the-cross abs" on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia once... But no. My discomfort with the subject has more to do with damnation, hellfire and lots of really scary nuns.

Rachel said...

i seriously heart the shit outta these. especially the "i masturbate with you in mind" one.

you guys do have quite a different taste in music! (i like your taste better :D )

craft pig said...

ok that 2nd one is hilarious and fabulous. So should the person that receives this feel flattered or a little creeped out?

beefranck said...

I'm going to go with flattered. :)

Casey said...

so sweet!