(Sub-Subtitle: I’m assuming Rhonda was joking in that comment. If she wasn’t, then I reserve the right to say disparaging things about her in therapy in the future. Otherwise: IN YOUR FACE!)
So I finished my other UFO for the Finish-Along. Also, this sort of progress is probably why I don’t have that many UFOs to begin with. So, without further ado, here is the finished Swamp Thing!
What the…? AAAAAAHHH!
Needless to say, I had a lot of fun with this piece. For the trees, I tried to do a bit of shading – each one had two thread colors, and then I touched up with a brown crayon on the left side and white crayon on the right side. Not sure you’re “supposed” to use crayons, but that’s what I had around. The cypress leaves have a mix of embroidery floss and a couple different trims couched over the applique pieces. “Couching” in this case means I FMQed over the bunched-up trim to hold it down.
The Swamp Thing is another applique piece, this time couched with a grumbly sort of yarn. His eye is a yellow faceted plastic bead I colored black with a Sharpie (again, that’s what I had around to play with), mounted on top of a white sequin. The tentacle is a tube of fabric stuffed with 3 pipe cleaners twisted together (with more of the yarn sewn on) and hand stitched onto the piece. The dragonfly he’s bringing to its doom is a button, as is that little bee.
It’s not a perfect piece, but rather than point out flaws, I’m just going to enjoy my weird sense of humor. For the morbidly curious, here’s what the back of the piece looks like – to say it’s pretty heavily quilted is an understatement.