(*apologies in advance to anyone who's not a fan of cross stitch and/or Arrested Development - I promise things will return to normal next week!)
On 5th September Jamie and I celebrated two years together as a couple, and this Arrested Development cross stitch was my present to him. I don't think he's got strong views one way or the other about cross stitch, but Arrested Development is one of his (and my) favourite TV programmes, and I loved the idea of us having the Bluths hanging in our flat!
The kit was from wee little stitches on Etsy - do check them out if you're at all interested in cross stitch and/or popular culture as they have some of the most awesome designs. The PDF download was only £5.77, and whilst I did then spend a fair bit extra on all the threads, you could quite easily double up on some of the colours in the pattern and save money there.
I don't have a huge amount more to say, except that I had so much fun stitching this. The design is very simple and only includes full stitches, some backstitching, and a few French knots. So that's enough from me! I'm going to let the pictures do the talking...
|Here's George Sr., Lucille, Buster, and Gob. I love that Gob is wearing sandals.|
|And here's Michael, George Michael, Maebe, and Lindsay.|
|And the piece de resistance - a blue-ed and never-nude Tobias complete with little French knot nipples. Lovely stuff.|
Has anyone else ever tried a Wee Little Stitches cross stitch pattern? They've gained a fan in me :)