Here begins a series of cautionary tales about crafting under the influence.
I can assure you all that I've done my fair share of research (experiments, variables, blah blah blah) on this topic in the hopes that you might find these posts helpful lessons in what not to do.
Two well known facts about yourstruly: I love embroidery, and I love the occasional booze beverage. Oftentimes these two loves combine very, very well - especially when attempting to lose myself in stitching while ignoring the blaring sports broadcast on the television. Unfortunately sports matches often go into overtime, for which an extra drink or two is required.
And before you know it, you have this:
|Oh beer, you are wonderful with many things. Except all over my embroidery.|
An almost beautiful embroidered pillowcase masterpiece. I spent A LOT of time on this pillowcase (I'll show you the other side at the end of the post) and managed to spill beer all over the thing. Ugh. Here's a closer view of this disappointment, made extra harsh to really emphasize how made I was:
|ZOOM IN AND ENHANCE the awfulness|
There may have been tears at the time. It was awhile ago, so I can't say for sure. I imagine tears.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DRINK AND CRAFT: TEARS! GROSS LOOKING BLOTCHES! ALLCAPS!
Luckily it was not ruined forever - most of it came off in the wash! But don't think that lessens the emotions of the moment, or the importance of this lesson.
Anyway, here's the other (prettier, less beery) side of the pillow: