If you love Buffy and you know it, clap your hands...
This is one of my favorite quotes from BtVS: season 3 (the season of Faith & the Mayor), the last episode, "Graduation Day, part 2." This was Buffy's description of her shell-shocked state of mind after everything was said and done: "Fire bad. Tree pretty."
A couple of Buffy-loving friends of mine recently moved back to the East Coast, and I thought this would be a fitting housewarming gift for their new apartment. I designed the layout and the tree, and my husband designed the fire (he's surprisingly good at drawing little cross stitch patterns). The font is from Carrie's Creations' Free Patterns Online, alphabet #19.
Detail of the cross stitch, though a little blurry:
I'm really proud of this one, and though a little part of me wishes I could've kept it, I know it's going to have a loving home across the country. They were seriously jubilant when they opened it!
I also shared this at Crochet Me's call for Jossverse crafts, in support of their master plan to get Joss himself to do an interview with them. Check it out!