Recently I decided to try my best at a first hip hop stitch, and had a few choices. One was a lyric from Kanye West's "Monster," with a bunch of pictures of monsters around the outside of the lyrics. But that's a TON of images, so I decided to go with something more basic with Ludacris' "Number One Spot."
My lyric of choice was "Explorin' like Dora, these Swipers can't swipe me." It encapsulates a random TV show I watched a bit as a youth with a great rappers song, and I always really liked the lyric, so I figured it was worth doing. So ONTO THE blue pen it was!
This one was tricky...my first two things were just images, and this one had words. So I traced Dora's head in the top left, Swiper in the bottom right, and lyrics in the middle-ish. After a week, it looked like this:
Here's the bottom and Swiper:
As for the eye, I had a lot of knots, so my back was a mess! See below:
That being said in the end it wasn't all bad. The text is definitely a little off, and there's a lot of white space, but I think Luda would be proud:
This is the biggest piece I've done to date, and it makes me either want to follow stricter patterns for embroidery or switch to cross stitch for a bit. I guess we'll see what's next!