U-G-L-Y you ain't got no alibi

You ugly! When stitching on ugly projects I find it helpful to drink co-ordinating adult beverages.

And all finished, well except for the finishing.

Andy agrees, this thing has a serious case of the uglies. I kept telling myself, it’s a Voodoo Doll, it’s not supposed to be cute. But I’m not convinced it should be this ugly either. All bits but the black are 1 strand of #4 glow in the dark in various colors from Krenik. The day after I started this I saw the fluorescent shades of DMC at Michaels, and I think this would look much better done in those. And DMC also has a glow in the dark white. And if you used the DMC (with a coupon from Michaels) you could stitch this cheaper than the Krenik, with what I think will be a better result. Ah well what’s done is done.

As to the last post; thank you everyone for your commiseration and suggestions. The machine went to the shop Thursday and the manager did treat it as a real problem that it was 1. back so soon and 2. back for the same problem. Their mechanic/repairman wasn’t due back to that shop (they have two locations) until today and I’m waiting on an update now. But yeah, I seriously doubt Viking will ever see any more money from me.

In other stitching news I’m signed up for the HOE & Fair and Square Halloween exchanges! I lurv!!!! Halloween. I’ve picked out my F&S pattern, that’s the easier to pick strangley enough because it has more limitations. As to HOE… I’m trying not to loose my mind and go completely overboard but I have so many cute ideas.

I suppose I’ll get to work on HoHRH… there’s just 8 days left in August. Eek!

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13 Responses to U-G-L-Y you ain't got no alibi

  1. I’m in the F&S Halloween exchange, too! Maybe we’ll get partnered up. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the tips on the Voodoo Boy. I have this in my stash and have been hankering to stitch it lately since I also LOVE Halloween stitching. Then again, after posting my WIP list, perhaps I shouldn’t be thinking of starting anything else for a while. πŸ˜›

  2. Daffycat says:

    Freakin’ adorable voodoo boy!

    I was in a slight panic when I read there were only eight days of August left. Then I realised I was all caught up already. Whew! Good luck, Missy!

  3. Abi says:

    I love Voodoo boy! Did you buy just the chart or the kit? I’d love to get the kit. The floss comes in a little “coffin”. πŸ™‚

  4. dianemi says:

    Voodoo Boy groupie here. Gotta say I’m lovin’ him, too. You know, they say every girl loves a bad boy and let’s face it… VB looks like he’s been REALLY bad! (Oh, and pass the Purple Haze please.) πŸ˜‰

  5. Emily says:

    Love Voodoo Boy (And the girl) and have been wanting to add him to my stash, now you’ve inspired me! I think he looks great, in his creepy, ugly way! Will you be finishing him soon?

  6. Yes, he’s ugly, but you did an excellent job coordinating your beverage. So, it’s all good. Like the glow in the dark DMC idea. That would work for several Halloween ornaments I have in mind to stitch – one day.

    Keep us updated about the machine. I am fully prepared to have a case of righteous indignation on your behalf!

  7. Silverlotus says:

    Voodoo Boy is kinda ugly, but he is also kinda cute too. I think you did a great job with the stitching. Those glow-in-the-dark Kreniks are a a pita to stitch with. I like your DMC idea for sure.

    I finished my up last year, and he lives in a cabinet, occasionally freaking out my husband by glowing at night since my husband keeps forgetting Voodoo Boy is in there. I have Voodoo Girl too, and I think she will be my early October project. Every Voodoo Boy needs a girlfriend!

  8. JenJen says:

    Hee Hee – I think he is in the “so ugly, he’s cute” camp. Congrats on your finish.

  9. Rachel says:

    LOL! Definitely “so ugly, he’s cute.”

    Halloween is my favorite!

  10. Melissa says:

    I think he’s cute!

  11. Sara says:

    Definitely so ugly he’s cute, how could you not love that little glow-in-the-dark guy? πŸ™‚

  12. Siobhan says:

    I love your voodoo boy! Very cool. I seriously need to do one, but all in pink because my MIL, Moronica, only wears pink. If I could snatch some of her gray hair and put it in the stuffing of the doll, that’d be even better.

    Deep breath. So many plans…

    Hey, on the sewing machine thing, I had one of those cheapie Singer (like seriously cheapie, $60 from Kmart cheapie) machines before we moved & I had to leave it in the US. Anyhoo, it didn’t do anything spectacular but just do a regular stitch. My quilting instructor suggested measuring out a 1/4″ measurement on my machine, just inside the 1/4″ marking line, and then putting down tape next to that. Put down a few layers of tape, one on top of the other. That way you would butt your fabric up against the tape and everything would measure out the same because it’s always up against the tape. Don’t know if that would help any, but it helped me. I started out as a complete novice, totally new to everything having to do with a sewing machine. I didn’t even know that I had to put down the feeding foot onto the fabric.

  13. Michelle says:

    Love him!! I’ve been wanting to stitch this one forever. I love your idea of using the DMC instead too.

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