This is the perfect example of an idea coming together. I've played with the idea of stitching an album cover, but hadn't been able to decide on what album to start with and what the final project would be. Then I came across this tote bag and my friend Rebecca's birthday approached. The issue with stitching an album cover is that the design needs to be interesting without having too many intricate details. So basic blocks of color is the way to go. Rebecca's a big Wilco fan and it just happens that the album cover from their most recentl album fit the bill design-wise.
So here is the completed project. The finished stitched area measures about 9"x9" and is hand-sewn counted cross-stitch in a 14-count embroidery area.