I don’t know about you, but these fonts make my pattern designing SO much easier. I just open the PC Stitch version (they’re all available as PDFs or PC Stitch files) and then cut and paste the letters as I go along. I’m always looking for something like this on the web, where I don’t have to recreate the pattern by sight every time… I can’t believe I didn’t think of making these earlier. So say hello to the three latest fonts: Skinny, Scripty and Smarty!
This morning I created three new font charts for you! Available both as PDFs or PC Stitch files (you can open the PC Stitch files in that program and apply the fonts directly into your designs!) Enjoy!
Been meaning to stitch this one for a while. I was just listening to the Mike Monteiro presentation on this subject, so what better way to remember the lessons he presents than to put it in cross stitch?
Okay, after MUCH deliberation and input from a few trusted friends, here are the winners of the caption contest (I could not possibly choose just one). These will all be coming soon!!
In THIRD PLACE, we have a tie between two submitters and four phrases—I’m thinking this will be a series of Great Quotations ($15 gift certificate to each submitter):
“Too fucking busy, too busy fucking.” [Dorothy Parker] from Diane
“An apple a day keeps anyone away if you throw it hard enough.” [Stephen Colbert] from April
“You have delighted us long enough.” [Jane Austen] from April
“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.” [Oscar Wilde] from April
In SECOND place, we have a tie between two submitters and two phrases I just have to see realized in cross stitch ($25 gift certificate to each submitter):
“I wish I were a unicorn so I could stab all the useless people with my head.” (from Nysa)
“When work feels overwhelming, remember that you’re going to die.” (from Sarah)
And in FIRST PLACE, the Grand Supreme Full Glitz Queen Champion winner of the $50 gift certificate!):
“THIS PLACE IS TOTALLY GAY.” (from Ingrid)
(you know I mean that in a super positive celebratory way, right?)
Also, a Special Award goes to Eileen, a middle school teacher in a rough part of Chicago who sent several gems from the mouths of her students including “Shut up talking to me!” We all liked this so much that we’re planning to work on a series with her if she’ll have us. Stay tuned!
“You can’t leave early if you don’t come in late.” (Julie)
“”If the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off.” (Joan)
Thanks so much to ALL of you for taking the time to send in your ideas and for making me laugh all weekend! I’m definitely going to do this again. And let me know if you have any ideas for other contests or things you’d like to see happen around here. You are my fuel!
I will be in touch tomorrow with gift certificate info.
You may have heard by now via enews, FB or Twitter that I’m having a contest for a new phrase. I’ve gotta say this is truly the most fun thing I’ve done in a long time. You guys are REALLY hilarious smart-asses! I have no idea how I’ll decide on one winner, so I’m thinking of a way to have a kind of honor court of winners… more than just a first-place prize. I LOVE it, please keep ‘em comin’! Here’s the low-down on the contest in case you didn’t see it:
I really liked the squirrel phrase that became the PDF pattern. Since that one was suggested by one of you & is something I never would have thought of, how about a little contest to see what else is in your collective genius? Email me your phrase idea and if it’s the best of the bunch, you’ll win a $50 gift certificate!
Deadline is Tuesday, June 5th & I’ll announce the winner on the 6th, then turn the phrase into a PDF available on the site. I hope your thinking cap comes with air conditioning!