I haven’t been Keeping up with my blogging recently but I have been stitching and the next thing to go onto my sampler was the Paralympic games…I introduced it with the fact that I had to buy a Set Top Box so that I could watch the extended coverage of the games on ABC2, the need for a Set Top Box is that Australia is changing TV Broadcasts from Analog to Digital and a Set Top Box is the gadget that enables old Analog TV sets to receive broadcasts from the new digital channels.
For the words I used the colours of the Paralympic games logo plus a gold thread and stem stitched the letters.
Then I stitched the logo of the 2008 games and was going to embroider the moon shapes of the games logo scattered along under the date but changed the design when I realized the the 2008 games logo was a stylized wheel chair athlete, I couldn’t see it initially because I was seeing the left side as the front but as I watched the wheel chair athletes pushing their chairs I saw the logo in perspective, once I saw it I couldn’t resist making the next line of embroidery orange with a white line to give them a track to roll on and I had to leave the space in front of the logo free so that the athlete has room to zoom…interesting that my Olympic detail also has a blank spacebut for a different reason.
The stitch I used for the track is a combination of the next 2 lines both variations of threaded back stitch.
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