I bought a sweatshirt on sale at Target and decided to use it as a new sampler background. The sweatshirt had some pencil lines, "New York", and bits of color on it to start, but it looked more like I had spilled Kool Aid on it than an intentional design. I took it as an excuse to stitch away. Here's a better look so you can see what I'm talking about.
I'm going to try to show some restraint and stop stitching on it now, but it's not easy when you are addicted to adding bits and bobs. Off to find a sweater, or apron, or birdcage cover or a skirt to stitch on...oh, the possiblitlies are endless, aren't they? And, in case you were wondering, it's already been through the wash too and came out A-ok.