I received a needlepoint kit from my boyfriend's mother for the holidays. She knows I do needlepoint and thought I would like to take up cross-stitch. It was a super-sweet gift and I was touched and I want to do it, but there's a slight problem: the pattern. Here's the picture that was printed with the kit:
My question: Can this be rescued? Can this be used in a kitschy way, or is it beyond hope?
My ideas so far:
- The pattern has an option for doing the text in French. That's a start.
- Also, I could make it, take a photo to send to the mother-in-law, then add something to it, like fire, or some other imminent doom for the kitten.
- Would it work on a t-shirt?
Did anyone else get gifts that need, um, modification?
(I should say, she it not without taste--I also received a kick-a** hat and mittens that she knitted!)