I deviated a little bit when I made this mini quilted ACEO today. Actually, I had already cut and fused the appliques on last week, but just got around to machine stitching this one. I used some left over scraps from some fabric that I had stamped and painted last week and went from there. I was thinking of all the tic-tac-toe games that I play with my daughter, whenever we have time to kill, when I made this.
Whenever we play I think, Tic-Tac-Toe is really a great metaphor for life. I know, that may sound a little out there…and maybe the tryptophan circulating in my body from all the turkey I ate yesterday, today and tomorrow is making me uber mellow. But, in Tic-Tac-Toe, as in life, a player wins sometimes, loses sometimes or more often than not ends up in a draw…or maintains status-quo.
My daughter is sitting beside me right now and she just remarked when she saw this that, “Hey, somebody should have won!”
Anyway, I deviated in that I machine stitched the whole thing, edges and all. This is currently available for sale in my Etsy Shop.