Monday, December 6, 2010

Rear View Santa

So, I decided to make a bunch of Christmas ornaments - nothing new, since I seem to do that every year. The news is, I decided to punch needle them instead of regular hooking.

I started with a little design I did for my newest student. A "Ho Ho Ho" sign. It went very quickly. And then I turned it over to take a look. Yikes. Here is what I saw!




Yep, Santa in the rearview mirror is actually saying "oH oH oH", which made me howl. It is equally as appropriate somehow. So I will proudly display it somewhere (it will not be a gift).

I already sent an email to Sandra, my punch needle teacher, telling her what happens when you forget to reverse the lettering - one of the first things she said to us. I guess this is another mistake I will (hopefully) only make once.

After the laughter subsided, I also discovered that if I turn it upside down, you can still see "Ho Ho Ho".



That Santa is a pretty smart fellow, don't you think?

4 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

This made me laugh ~ a lot ~ nice for an early morning start!!

Kim said...

A great way to start the morning. LOL

Tony Latham - totally-hooked.blogspot.com said...

CUTE Wendie!

Maureen McIlwain said...

Wonderful - nice when an 'oops' turns into something fun!