As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve begun to fill my time with needlework. I like that it’s hand consuming while not being mind consuming. It gives me something to do and I can still be part of whatever is happening in my house. My most recent project came as a challenge to my Husband.
I was watching Julia Roberts on Oprah last season, when she mentioned that she’s quite into sewing, and although she’s no Vera Wang, she did make her husband a pair of pants, which he lovingly wears. I asked my husband is he would ever wear something I made. He said yes, but maybe not out of the house. So, I did some thinking. I wanted to prove to him that I could make something he would want to wear out of the house. I decided on embroidering a T-Shirt with a wiring diagram. He’s a car guy, so he’d like that, and it’s something sort of vague, and I like that.
I used google image search to find just what I needed. Luckily for me, their search function has a narrow-down feature for finding just line art; very handy for embroidery. Since we have a 67 LeMans, I looked for something related to that, and found a 68 GTO wiring diagram; close enough. After I got it printed to the right size, I debated hand drawing the image onto the shirt, or just pinning, and then stitching through the paper. After a short test, I went with the latter.
It took me longer than any of my other projects to finish, and used more colours than I have ever used, but I’m pleased with it, I’d say. True test? Husband wears it out of the house!