Man Sampler

comments: 152

But I call it the "Mullet Sampler." It's all business up front:


And a major PARTAY goin' on in back!!!


I really . . . wow. A for effort.


Love, love, love.

j x

the front is cute, the back is pretty much the most adorable thing ever, haha! serious kudos though on being a public guinea pig, it is not as easy as it looks!

oh my gosh that's spectacular.

I like the Pac Man.

Bless his heart. He tried.

I'm seriously impressed. The first time I ever embroidered, I sewed my t-shirt right on to the back. But sewing in the hoop? That takes talent!

lol. This might just be the funniest post ever. :)
Love it too.


That just made my day.

oh my. wow is right...

oh my gosh this is so funny/sweet, thanks for the laugh. I can just imagine what my husbands would look like;). Love that the hoop is all sewn in too, that is a keeper for sure. Tuck it away in your craft room and bring it out when ever you need a laugh.

ha! i learned to stitch with so many rules - i guess this is what happens if you just wing it :) I have a feeling my husband's would look similar - he just used the sewing machine for the first time last weekend and had approached it just like any other power tool in the shop.

Did you hear me laughing? From THOUSANDS of miles away?!


Maria S. says: May 09, 2011 at 07:33 AM

Your Andy & my Bill have to meet...this post made my morning!! Thanks for the giggle!

Ha HA! Oh my. Poor Andy Paulson. A for effort, indeed!

I love this. A plus for effort. You've got a great guy there.

A for effort, for sure...when you consider the old vintage samplers done by 5 and 8-year-olds back in the 1800s...those look like they were done by adults. Still very cute. How many men would even venture to try a sampler???

I love this post!!!

Hi Alicia!
I just read through your last several posts...what a wonderful way to start a Monday morning. Thanks!

Sewing in the hoop for extra structure and support? hihihi... that must be an art by itself.

But seriously, I take my hat of for the effort. Way to go Andy!

I love that even the hoop got caught up in the party!

domesticating says: May 09, 2011 at 07:42 AM

It's perfect, just perfect...

OMG OMG I laughed so hard at this I spit/snorted my coffee out my mouth/nose halfway across my desk. That is what the back of my cross stitch ALWAYS looks like, lol!

HA!! That is fantastic! I do think it deserves an A for effort. My husband wouldn't have even attempted it.

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.