Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July's Theme: Food

As you saw from the list of goals I am doing the NaBloPoMo thing again this month. I sort of owe it to you because of all the "oh my finger hurts" posts from the last two months. And speaking of my finger, on my last visit to the doctor (26th) they were a little disappointed that the shrivelled brown skin hadn't fallen off yet. I shouldn't have been wearing the bandage, they said. But I ask you, it was this nasty brown lump of shrivelled skin, would you go waving it in everyone's face? I thought not; hence the bandage. I was ordered to soak it twice a day and switch to a band-aid. I soaked it at work and when I went to soak it at home, it fell off. So now I look like I have a wart at the top of my finger. There are two black spots on my nail (from the stitches). Besides the small scar on the side of my hand, you'd never know that I cut the tip of my finger off just two short months ago. But I digress...

This month's theme for NaBloPoMo is food. You'd think stitching and food wouldn't mix. But there are loads of stitching designs for food.

The mother and daughter designers at Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks have given us Cherry Pie and Chocolate Shop (LHN) and The Bakery, Ice Cream Sunday, and Summer Strawberries (CCN). Marie's Garden reminds us to Eat Good Food. Fruit shows up in fruit bowls, della Robbia wreaths, and packs. Not to be outdone, Janet Powers Originals has a whole series of veggie still lifes including onions. Unsurprisingly, there are lots of cakes. Birthday cakes, cupcakes, blueberry cheesecake--all kinds of sweet treats. Candy is widely represented from candy corn to candy canes. We profess our love for candy and get more specific about where we spend our calories. You can even find a recipe for love. We're sometimes reminded of the drudgery associated with food. There are lots of messages about diet too; something for the Atkins adherent and those who know Weight Watchers' mantra and those in deep denial.

But our most food obsessed designer has to be Casey Buonaugurio, who has brought us these tasty treats:
Carrot Cake Sampler
Cherry Cheesecake Sampler
Chocolate Cake Sampler
Cupcake Sampler
Hot Cocoa Sampler

Irish Cream Sampler
Lemon Meringue Sampler
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Pink Plaid Pear
Strawberries and Cream Sampler

Taco Sampler.


xsquared said...

I totally missed it in your last post that you are doing NaBloPoMo again! Awesome!

As much as I love food, and cross stitch, food-related cross stitch just doesn't appeal to me.

C in DC said...

I have Casey's Hot Cocoa sampler. It makes me hungry just looking at it.

My food charts other than that tend to feature herbs.

Annemarie said...

I´ve been offline for a while, so I completely missed your unfortunate finger adventure. Hope it heals soon.

Donna said...

I love Casey designs. The only one I've stitched was her freebie Chocolate Covered Cherries.

Does the food topic cover drinks, too?

Jenna said...

I'm glad that your finger is healing nicely and that you're feeling up to NaBloPoMo. You must be feeling better!

XmaryX said...

Holy Schnikes! That's a lot of typing! The old bird-flippin' finger must be feeling lots better! I hope you can put it to good use when the time comes to tell off your boss(es).
Have a safe Independence Day!

Michelle said...

I loved stitching the Lemon Meringue Sampler. I am also itching to stitch Sweet Treats - I even ironed the fabric this weekend in a rush of wishful thinking. Maybe my stricter food intake is affecting my want to stitch food-related pieces.