Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day... It's a good excuse to eat some pie! Bet you didn't know this fun fact about it. Personally, I always like to stitch up a little something to commemorate. This little fridgie started with a motif from an old Cross Country Stitching magazine. My collection of that magazine had about four pie designs to pick from after only a cursory search. Glad those weren't the magazines I threw out in my recent purge!

A little fun with the Picasa editor:

Enjoy your day and go find an appropriate dessert!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Strawberry Snow

Sometimes I make something so sweet that it feels like my teeth are going to melt. "Strawberry Snow" is a San-Man Originals chart that I won in a contest on the SMO message board. I always feel like I have an obligation to stitch a chart that I won, and I only enter contests where I really want to stitch the chart so it usually works out fine. This was such a cute theme, perfect for the transition from winter to spring. I've turned it into a quilt that I hope to send to AAQI if I can get Sandy's approval. I had fun adding beads to snowflakes, rick-rack to the seam and the cute little bow around the snowman's neck. The fabric is 28 ct Cashel linen in light mocha, and the threads are mostly DMC with the exception of WDW Strawberry Fields for the berries. It annoys me that the camera seems to pick up all the wonky parts that aren't so noticeable in real life. I think this is the first time that my mitered corners all came out like they were supposed to though.