Stitched to Death


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. :(

How is it possible, I’ve just now discovered Sew Simple Dress' free cross stitch patterns? Love, Love, Love.