Stitched to Death

Birth rates may be down, but everyone we know keeps having babies.

This is a shower gift of cross-stitch onesies for friends’ upcoming baby boy. The fetus has been nicknamed “Adventure Scout” because he’s extra active and likes to go on “adventures” within the confines of his mother’s uterus.

Good times.


A weekend to myself got me past the tipping point. I also realized that while I thought I had only bought enough crewel thread for one pillow, I actually have enough for both this and the Hug one. Which saves me $30.
Progress Update #5: 15 columns down, 12 to go.

A weekend to myself got me past the tipping point. I also realized that while I thought I had only bought enough crewel thread for one pillow, I actually have enough for both this and the Hug one. Which saves me $30.

Progress Update #5: 15 columns down, 12 to go.

Oh, look what I picked up again after four months.
Progress Update #4: 12 columns down, 15 to go.

Oh, look what I picked up again after four months.

Progress Update #4: 12 columns down, 15 to go.

In December I decided that this year I’m going to do an advent calendar¬† for my husband. That’s right: 24 days of presents. To make it more of a challenge, it’s 24 days of presents, none of them costing more than $10.

To keep me from waiting until November and trying to pull it out of thin air, I’ve set a goal of buying at least two gifts a month throughout the year. So far, so good. We’re halfway through February and I have 7 gifts in hand.¬† Just 17 more to go.

But since I don’t want it too easy, I decided to “letter” the presents rather than “number” them. And, you know, why write a label when you can cross stitch one.

I found these great matchbook Post-It pads at Target (2 for $1). They’re perfect for cross-stitching an initial or a small design on the cover and dropping in a bag.

Unfortunately, I only bought three packs and they were all gone when I went back for more. :(