Saturday, August 4, 2012

Corny, Corny Corn Dog

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!! This piece is being featured on Mr. X Stitch today!! I'm floored, FLOORED I tell you! So honored and humbled and grateful, and truly, truly gobsmacked! Here's the linky should you like to visit.
Happy weekend, chums! 
We made it though another week, whew!

Today I thought I'd show you what I stitched for the next in the series, the 5th of 11 embroideries for the Spring Fling Tea Towel Swap I've been participating with some of my stitchy pals. This is for my friend, Bascom

Bascom and I concur, nothin' beats a corn dog, don't you agree? 

I like mine with mustard.

Careful of the stick, guys. I've been known to poke myself with these dastardly sticks in my rush to devour (because I'm a piggy, oink!).

Like the piece I made for Jack, I used chain stitch as a fill stitch for the crunchy, bread batter layer. Round and round I went until I filled up the corn dog. I love chain stitch as a fill, it's like getting two rows of stitching for the effort of one, and it's fast.

For the mustard squiggle,  I used six strands at once and chained the right amount of condiment right on top of the bread, then satin stitched over that to get that mustard to really stand up off the corn dog.
This is kind of making me hungry...

I love this silly embroidery and corn dogs are awesome. Happily, Bascom likes this corn dog almost as much as the real thing, woohoo!

This was a fun embroidery, I almost want to make a whole series of junk foods. I wonder if I could pull off a taco truck taco...{thoughtfully scratches chin}. Those are almost as good as corn dogs... almost!

So what are your plans for the weekend, pallies? Anybody going by Der Weinerschnitzel? I'll buy if you fly!


Anonymous said...

The corn dog turned out so great!! The fill stitching is perfect, and I love how you stitched the squiggle of mustard -- thanks for explaining how you did that.

My hubs LOVES Der Weinerdog, specifically their chili =).

Bring on the taco-truck taco!


Martha said...

How cute!

Sandy Leigh said...

That is soooo fun! It's really nice work. Congrats on being featured on Mr. X-Stitch! --Sandy Leigh at EatWriteDreamStitch

Bonnie said...

that is an awesome corn dog!! you did such a great job on it! I am loving the mustard. Congrats on being featured on Mr X Stitch, that is sooooo cool...I'll pop over and take a look.

Beedeebabee said...

A BIG congrats on being featured, Lisa! What a great corn dog! I love all those yummy chain stitches! xo :)