* suite sweet suite sampler

Posted on September 7th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Cross Stitch/Embroidery.


Here’s a pre-craftlog project (from 1997!) I made in college for my dorm suite common room. Two of my best friends who lived in the suite with us got married last week, so I decided they should have it. It has all our names, and our cats’ names, embroidered on it. I remember getting all the supplies at the Woolworth’s going-out-of-business sale, and all they had left was pastel thread, so I went with it. Now why I didn’t just go spend the full price 75 cents on better thread somewhere else, we’ll never know. The font was included with the mat, if I recall. Why I didn’t go check out a book from the library with better fonts, we’ll also never know. Despite the design misteps of my younger self, I still love it so much and it was hard to part with. And the stupid suite-sweet-suite joke cracks me up every time.

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7 Responses to “suite sweet suite sampler”

  1. kirsty Says:

    Sweet! *snort snort*

  2. Jen Says:

    I think it’s adorable! And gifting it to the former suite-mates who got married was genius.

  3. Michelle Says:

    I can answer your “we’ll never know why” questions. You were *in college.* That explains everything. :0)

    Cross stitch was my first crafting love, thanks for reminding me…

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Hehehehe – that is a crack up!

    [Also I think MIchelle has hit it on the head – because you were in college. : )]

  5. Alex Says:

    Sins of one’s youth… ;-)
    What a nice gift!

  6. Liesl Says:

    I love it for the humor and for its traditional look. It’s almost subversive cross-stitch because of its pastel colors, formal font, but amusing spin.

  7. clunymph Says:

    hi treya, post-wedding has been crazy, but we LOVE it! i still remember sitting in the suite with it above our heads. good times :) thank you!!

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