Goonies never say die!

29.8.12

Another day, another finished cross stitch piece. This time it's something we have kept for ourselves as we think it's brilliant! 

Remember I told you about weelittlestitches on Etsy? I purchased their Justice League of America pattern and stitched Superman and Wonder Woman as a wedding present for some friends who got married recently (I blogged about it here). Well, I also purchased another couple of patterns at the same time and I couldn't wait to get started on The Goonies! If it's not one of your favourite films of all time what the hell is wrong with you?! ;)


Luckily a lot of the thread colours from the Justice League pattern came in handy for The Goonies, and for the colours that I didn't have I picked the closest match from my thread collection, so it cost peanuts to make as I didn't have to buy any new colours.

That's the great thing about being subscribed to magazines like Cross Stitcher - you get a lot of great thread colours with their free gifts so I save them all for a rainy day. I also have a big bumper pack of thread that Jonathan's Sister bought me for my last birthday which has pretty much every colour you could need, so that has been a lifesaver for patterns like this where you may only do a handful of x's in one colour.


It has been one of those projects that I've been doing inbetween other things but had I stitched it continuously it wouldn't have taken long at all. There is a fair bit of swapping colours and checking back to the pattern which takes up a fair chunk (< ha geddit?) of time.

It now hangs with pride of place on our picture wall in our computer room ready to be joined by the next set of pixel people that I'm working on. I've also got my eye on another pattern I'd like to buy. I need more hours in the day!

16 comments:

  1. This is so cute! The Goonies is one of my favourite movies too & this pattern is on my wish list. I've just completed a Big Bang Theory pattern from weelittlestitches I'd love it if you'd take a look!

    http://thebubblybrunetteblog.blogspot.co.uk/

    Jxx

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  2. Wow, that's really cool! I have seen so many cross stitch patterns I want on Etsy, but as I don't really have a supply of threads, I need to wait until I have the money to buy some!

    Do I also spy a Dalek above the Goonies? :)

    Janey

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  3. Aw that's so cute. Is it bad I've never seen the goonies?

    Www.jodiecharlotte.blogspot.com

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  4. @isthatyoudarling - yes it's a Dalek print we bought in Lincoln :)

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  5. Amazing! I actually watched the Goonies on Saturday....such a good film! Perfect for a rainy day :)

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  6. I love this! I still haven't started my Big Bang Theory or finished my Home Sweet Home as I've been working on a project for my niece. Fancy some cross stitch now today :) xx

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  7. This is amazing, Goonies is my all tme favourite films. Love this cross-stitch soooo much...it really made me smile :)

    Jo. x

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  8. I just think this is amazing! Love The Goonies! xx

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  9. This is perhaps the best thing I have EVER seen! I love The Goonies! I think Chunk and Mouth are my favourites and it's so clear which ones they are!

    Love it x

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  10. this is adorable! I wish I had the patience to cross stitch :) x

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  11. I've never seen the Goonies :( The bf has been nagging me for so long that I must watch it but never got round to it yet! Everyone is always so shocked when I tell them I've never seen it. Maybe I should give in! Xx

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  12. I bought the Big Bang theory one from the same people and have just finished Penny! I love them, they look so cute all pixelated! x

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  13. Haha, this is brilliant. I can't say I can understand the fuss about The Goonies. I watched it for the first time about a year ago, maybe that's why. Things are never the same when you're a 'grown up'. Back to the Future on the other hand...

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  14. It looks amazing! I remember being taught cross stitch at guides, I was rubbish at it though and my stitches looked a complete mess from behind.

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  15. I just found your blog and love it. I am on the weightloss train, love clothes and crafts and am planning my wedding in Vegas.. Just lost my Saturday to back reading your blog!

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  16. haha awww that is so cute! i feel very behind the times for never seeing the goonies now :/

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