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Our two year anniversary just passed and I wanted to make something special for my boyfriend. Knowing that he is a HYOOGE lover of puns (and nerdery), I came up with the idea to make him a "punny" cross stitch.

Having never cross stitched before, this was certainly an adventure. I am in no way an expert (in fact, I don't really know what I'm doing), but I managed to cobble this together... just don't look at the backside. It's uh... in need of love.

I happened to have the supplies on hand. All you need are: thread, needles, cross stitch fabric, a hoop, scissors and a good idea!

I found some great resources online to help me plot out the letters. I used Stitch Point, which has a free interactive tool to help you write out your words and make your own pattern. For the Pi, that was pretty straighforward to design. I tried to center it by counting my stitches and just freehanded it. The top and bottom border I also freehanded, but I looked heavily at Subversive Cross Stitch for design inspiration on that element.

I still need to put it in a frame, but I was so pleased with the result of my first cross stiching project I just had to share it!

All told, this took me about four hours to complete (including learning and finding online help). Now knowing where to look for pattern help, I am confident this could be completed in half the time.
<p>omg that's so good!</p>
I'd love to make this, but unfortunately Ive got my hand in too many 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233
Lol! You know I actually considered writing out Pi around the border, but I couldn't figure out how to make the letters small enough. Alas!
It's amazing.<br>
This is punlarious.<br>I love you!
Adorable.

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