Collaboration with THE Bloggess!

Oh man, I am such a fan of Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess. Her blog is just the most wonderful, and her books are even better! I got to read an advance copy of her new book, Broken (in the best possible way), and I absolutely relished it. I laughed so hard my face hurt. Which is saying a lot, not many books really captivate me, but this one is a pretty dang perfect match. If you like Subversive Cross Stitch humor, you’ll definitely like Jenny’s writing!

Not only did Jenny author a great book, she also stitched FIVE patterns we designed just for her–they’re quotes from the book, too! If you want to win a Deluxe Kit, a stitched piece from Jenny or some free PDF patterns, here’s how to enter the sweepstakes!

Together, We’re Feeding America

I’m SO PLEASED to announce that, together, we provided 12,000 meals to Feeding America! We donated 15% of our profits from Black Friday weekend (4 days) and added a little extra. Since we sent the money in today–on Giving Tuesday–our donation of 6,000 meals has been matched and doubled! THANK YOU!

The Feeding America network provides over 4.3 billion meals annually, helping 1 in 7 Americans facing hunger live more secure and stable lives. Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Thanks to donations, the Feeding America network of food banks, pantries and meal programs serve virtually every community in the United States — 40 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.

There’s more! You may have noticed the Round Up For Charity option at checkout, where you can donate a dollar or more. This will also benefit Feeding America, but on an ongoing basis–we’ll keep it up year-round! Last weekend, 217 of you donated for a total of 2136 MORE meals. That goes directly to Feeding America through the app. Pretty cool!

I hope you feel the joy of giving. Read more about Feeding America here and give a little more if you’re so inclined. Happy Holidays!