Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Motorcycle Flask

This was my "secret for Christmas" piece this year.  My husband rides motorcycles, yes plural, he has 5!  The BMW R1200GS is his current favorite.  He likes to do trail riding and camping.  He enjoys a nightcap when he is camping.  When I saw the flask with needlepoint insert on Chilly Hollow, I had to do it for DH for Christmas.  With Jane's help, I was able to locate a vendor and purchase one with blank canvas.  Then I found an image of the bike on Google & charted it.  It turned out great!  I painted the canvas yellow, the color of his bike, and just stitched the bike and his initials in tent stitch with pearl cotton.  He was really surprised and pleased.

5 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

This was a very thoughtful gift, Liz, and a lot of work on your part getting it ready. Congratulations on creating the perfect gift!

Cindy Minick said...

What a great idea and use of your talents! Happy New Year.

jayneonweedstreet said...

Genius! I think you scored big on that surprise!

Susan said...

I am trying to do the same for my husband and brother! Where did you find the flask?

LIZ said...

Susan, I think I got the flask from M's Canvashouse in Kentucky. I had to call them to request one with blank canvas. They used to have a lot of them with painted designs. Good luck.