I left home on a cold, rainy, and drizzly Saturday to arrive in a much warmer climate. Sometimes there are work trips that make up for 2 month deployments to Afghanistan, and this is one of them. During my whirl wind trip last week I got to visit Kerry and see some of the fun projects she's finished up recently.
While she was deployed I sent her a little fun crafting kit full of embroidery supplies. They are inexpensive and travel well. I loaded up on colorful thread, a small hoop, some needles, a marking pen, and a couple yards of simple white fabric. I threw in an assortment of embroidery patterns from Sublime Stitching and Red Velvet Art. I knew she would come up with some fun stuff, but she totally topped my expectations. She stitched up a bunch of cute little sayings and then sewed them into patchwork pillows. They were a gift for her sister, who I know will appreciate the humor.
I really like how she stitched the lettering. I've just done a simple straight stitch in the past for my lettering, but I like how her stitches look twisted almost. Ok.. enough blabbing about how awesome they are... here are the photos:
My favorites are "You don't suck" and "I see London, I see France". I told you guys Kerry was one creative gal!! More of her creations coming this week.