Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cowboy Small

This is Cowboy Small. He's the embroidery I finished for Pearliepie in our Tea Towel Tour swap on Craftster.

Cowboy Small Embroidery

She wanted a Wild West Saloon theme, but I remembered this adorable children's book from our collection and wanted to stitch him up Here is his coiled up rope:

Cowboy Small Embroidery

He's an image from a charming children's book first published in 1949. Lois Lenski won the Newberry Medal for children's literature and probably should have won a Caldecott Medal too.

Cowboy Small Embroidery

Chain stitching throughout! I tried french knots for his eyes, but they pulled through so I used small satin stitching instead.


Average Jane Crafter said...

That chain stitched-rope is fantastic! I love it!

Pen Pen said...

Adorable! Love the little cowboy... I so want to get in on a tea towel tour!

Rob said...

There was some tough Caldecott Medal competition in 1949, though. Is there a stitching medal?