Classes! Pie Pop Tarts! Mimosas!

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I’m VERY excited to announce Subversive Cross Stitch classes in Dallas at all three locations of one of our favorite shops, Emporium Pies!

The classes include Pie Pop Tarts (a very special thing not usually available), mimosas, a Shut Your Piehole deluxe kit and some extra Subversive goodies thrown in, like swag PLUS pretty blue embroidery scissors!

AND the classes will be taught by one of our besties who has been involved in Subversive Cross Stitch for years, giving us some of our best phrases–Nikki Lott Barringer! She’s one of my favorite writers and she’s really hilarious, you’ll love her! And the pie place, well, words can’t describe. I hope you’ll check it out if you’re in the Dallas area – sign up here. It’s only an hour and a half on a Saturday morning, just enough time to have fun without taking your whole Saturday. Hope we’ll see you there!

A Dose of Hopefulness

[this was originally a newsletter post–the response was so positive I’m sharing it here!]
Sad? Overwhelmed? Totally flummoxed?
I think there must be stages to dealing with this crazy world, like dealing with grief. I don’t know what they are, but hopefully you will get to the hopeful phase where you find what you can do to make the world a better place. Whether it’s marching, protesting or stitching for therapy, please remember to vote in the midterms this November. It’s more important now than ever. All is not lost.
Most importantly, don’t despair! Or, if you find yourself in despair, take a step back, reset with some stitching, then get back up again. This image brightened my day. Feel free to save, print, and put it up where you’ll see it every day.
And lastly, this:
Did you know you can get support via text if you’re feeling overwhelmed?
This organization seems like they do pretty good work: Crisis Text Line.
Just text HELLO to 741741.
You are never alone.