Sun and Moon Lettering

As promised in yesterday’s post, today I worked on finishing the lettering for the two Bent Creek designs I just finished. I wasn’t crazy about the lettering for the original designs for a couple reasons: first, they were backstitched (not my preference for lettering), and, second, they said “Full Moon Rising” and “Here Comes the Sun.” Yerp.  And I mean that.

First, shouldn’t that be “Bad Moon Rising”? Second, could someone please get that Credence Clearwater Revival song out of my head? And, while you’re in there, could you take care of that Beatles song too?

So, I changed the patterns into mini-language lessons. And, since I only know a few words in other languages, and since there was limited space, here’s the new version of “Full Moon Rising,” which I am renaming “Lune Moon Luna”  (the French, English and Spanish words, respectively, for “moon”) for reasons which should become obvious shortly:

Lune Moon LunaAnd here’s the corresponding “Soleil Sun Sol” (to match the above, these are the  French, English and Spanish words for “sun”):

Soleil Sun SolI love these! And I can see them being hung up next to each other in a child’s room. Wouldn’t that be cute? Perhaps one of my future nieces or nephews…

Update 12/25/2013: Here are the Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and Weeks Dye Works substitutions I made if no substitution is indicated, I used the recommended DMC floss colors):

  • DMC 221 — Weeks Dye Works “Brick”
  • DMC 420 — Gentle Arts Sampler Threads “Brandy”
  • DMC 646 — Weeks Dye Works “White Light”
  • DMC 647 — Gentle Arts Sampler Threads “Slate”
  • DMC 840 — Gentle Arts Sampler Threads “Walnut”
  • DMC 924 — Gentle Arts Sampler Threads “Brethren Blue”
  • DMC 934 — Weeks Dye Works “Juniper”
  • DMC 3362 — Weeks Dye Works “Kudzu”
  • DMC 3828 — Gentle Arts Sampler Threads “Brandy”
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