Thing 1 (DD) drew a girl (head only), I drew my kids, and Thing 2 (DS) drew a monster truck. Look hard. It'll come to you. Maybe.
Anyway, our next step was to transfer it from the paper to the fabric. I just bought two yards of Kona White just to have because I seem to run out (imagine that!) so we used a little of that and a Marker Be Gone pen. I had them place the picture under the fabric where they wanted it and pin it together. Then we traced. Well, I traced. Thing 1 did hers but Thing 2 couldn't sit still so we sent him outside to rid himself of excess energy.
One thing I've never been able to part with from my earlier years of cross-stitching; thread. I have a little bit. Well, maybe a lotta bit.
Thing 1 has been working on hers so I may take hers out, and quickly do mine so you have a finished project to see. My plan is to quilt around the pictures, maybe in hexie form. Ooh, wouldn't that be cute? To let the picture be the center and hex around block like Lee around it? How cute! I told them we'd make pillows for their beds. Here's her progress thus far. I thought she was doing pretty well.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that Thing 1 was the photographer for this lovely posting! I had to delete about 25 other pictures from my camera but I finally found these.
I will update on this as we finish. Happy summer projects!