Saturday, March 17, 2012
A Quick Finish for my Niece
It was a fun quick stitch - colorful, fun, and easy. I think I finished it up in about 2 weeks or so. I made a couple of changes (so what's new). The pattern didn't call for outlining all of the letters (just some of them - which didn't make a lot of sense to me). I outlined all of them, and also outlined the mortarboard and the stars. To me, without any backstitching, the stars looked like blobs! LOL
The pattern also didn't allow for the personalization - but I figured without it, there's no way of knowing it was made especially for her!
My plan is to go to Joanne's and find some fun whimsical fabric that matches some of the colors in the picture (which shouldn't be hard - there are a BUNCH of colors in there, all fun colors!) and then a friend of mine is going to make me a tuck pillow to put it in. I figured that way it can go on her bed or on a shelf. I'm hoping she'll take it with her when she leaves for college in the fall - she's off to Brigham Young!
Obviously, the actual project has her last name and the name of her school, I just hate to post that much info on the internet.
Thanks for checking it out - once the pillow is done I will post pictures of that as well.