I’m a bit behind on posting my cross stitch and embroidery. So I’m adding quite a few here.
In an homage to nerd love, I made these 3. They’re all available on my Etsy site.
This was my first attempt at freehand embroidery instead of cross stitch. I made these 3 for my friend Liz Czukas. The middle one represents elements from her debut novel Ask Again Later. The list & bell are from her 2nd novel, Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless. And the bowl of sorbet is from her 3rd novel, When Joss Met Matt (written as Ellie Cahill). All 3 books are spectacular and you should read them.
Heathers is one of my favorite movies, and a defining feature in my friendship with a good friend I’ve known since 7th grade. This is 1 of several I’m making for her.
Today I’m combining a few of my favorite things. The Green Bay Packers, who are playing the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow (1/11/15) in the NFC divisional championship. Cross stitch. And the MACC Fund. The MACC Fund is Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, and raises money for pediatric cancer research. It’s a local charity, and the 1 I usually pick when I have money to donate. I figure it’s good insurance for my kids’ future.
A twitter friend, who is also a Packers fan, Erin Scafe made a bet with a Cowboys fan, something involving Taylor Swift covers. I don’t know the details, but the gist of it is if we can raise $5,000 for the MACC Fund by gametime (noon, central time), both Erin and Mateo (I only know him by his twitter profile) will each post a video on youtube of them covering a Taylor Swift song. I think I have that right.
And, for the person who donates the most, I will send them this.
Here’s the link where you can donate. Be generous. I mean, kids with cancer. Not a controversial cause.
Olivia Kelly requested her favorite attractive sociopath, and I threw in his equally attractive brother.
I of course had to do a Wonder Woman for myself.
And MissA wanted this for her room, so it’s on her wall next to the Ninja Turtles. The pattern I bought had a brunette girl, but MissA wanted it to be her. I can’t remember if this pattern comes with permission to sell the final products, but if it does, I could customize the child with hair, eye and skin color. And shirt color too.
By far the coolest stitching I’ve done so far, and 1 I designed myself, was a gift for Chuck Wendig, using his slogan of “Art Harder, Motherfucker.”
I made this as a Christmas present for my dad (thankfully, I don’t think he even knows I have a blog, let alone reads it, so this won’t ruin the surprise). Yes, his name is Dick. Yes, this is totally his sense of humor.
And this one was commissioned by a twitter friend as a gift for his wife. He asked for a cat that said “Imma cut you.” I designed this and finished it within the day.