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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!!

My dad is basically a super hero. Don't believe me? That's him talking on his phone without a care in the world. Chances are he probably flew up there. A year ago my dad started his own company and has done fantastic with it. Through his wonderful people skills and hard working attitude, he's turning his small company into something great. I am so proud of my dad. He's amazing.

I wanted to make him something special for Father's Day. A few years ago we both worked for the same pool/screen enclosure company and he suggested I stitch on screen. I never did, but kept the idea in my head. When I started brainstorming what to get him, I immediately knew I had to cross stitch on screen.

I came up with a general idea of what I wanted to do and asked my uncle, who works in the shop and office, if it would be possible for him to build a frame to put a cross stitch in. This weekend I spent lots and lots of hours trying to stitch as fast as possible so I could have it done by today.

Father's Day Gift

Father's Day Gift Frame Detail

Screening in the cross stitch
John, one of the shop and office guys came over this morning to screen it in the frame

I'm ridiculously happy with how it came out, and I think my dad liked it...

Dad's Reaction

Dad's Reaction 2