I know, "subversive cross stitch" isn't everyone's cup of tea. But as the academic year is starting, stress levels are rising, weeks drag on but there is never enough time...my snarky side comes out. And I love some of the patterns here:
What She Said Stitches
I am currently stitching a quote from Coco Chanel - "You live but once; you might as well be amusing." (I think I purchased it from Vicki's Etsy shop, I don't see it in the blog link.) I like the look, and it lends itself rather easily to some hand-dyed floss/color substitutions. I think I'll finish it into a flat-fold and put it on my desk at work - a good philosophy to live by around here!
(And on a side note, I just started digging around in Coco Chanel's history - because I HATE stitching mis-attributed quotes - and I discovered that she was a reputed Nazi sympathizer. But the quote still makes me smile.)
This is the little mermaid pattern I started the other night - a freebie. There was no color key, so I'm using: Crescent Colors "...
Pardon the rather blurry cell phone picture.... I knew I wanted to mount this piece on a wooden plaque, but its dimensions were making i...
...or you will end up frogging a whole bunch of over-one stitching. Grrr. So there is no progress pic on the cowboy piece today, because I...