Black Friday and…CAROL!

“Im VERY OFFENDED by you and other business people that think it’s acceptable and evidently humorous/funny to sell/list items that include absurdities (namely the F-bomb)! There’s absolutely no reason for your bad taste and ignorance by agreeing to sell this garbage!
It’s too bad you can’t find something more tasteful than the trash you are including in your current inventory. You’ll never succeed including this trash in your inventory! 
And we wonder why are country is in such a mess!
Carol C”

I don’t get much hate mail, but when I do it’s pretty awesome. Like this one from CAROL.

I think everyone has a Carol in their lives and what can you do but say BLESS YOUR HEART and have a little giggle at Carol’s use of the word “absurdities” (I think she means “obscenities”) and the hilarity of how I am what’s wrong with “are” country! (reminds me of my Bad Grammar series)

I posted this on Instagram and the response was HUGE, so I thought you might want to see it in case you missed it. Also, it’s the reason for the promo code this Black Friday weekend: FFSCAROL – use until midnight Sunday November 25, 2018 for 20% off everything on the KITS and HOLIDAYS pages. And don’t let the Carols get you down!

UPDATE: I made a new design (kit and PDF) for CAROL – a reminder not to let the Carols in your life bum you out!

New Sparkly Floss!

The new Mouliné Étoile floss from DMC takes away the frustration of metallic floss by combining cotton and metallic in one! The 6-strand divisible thread has a twinkly effect that adds a delicate sparkle to any design.

It’s impossible to capture the true sparkle of this floss, it’s so much more impressive in person. Dang it. DMC added fake sparkle effects to photos on their site, but I’m not going to do that here. Just zoom in on the photos and, trust me, objects on website appear MUCH twinklier in person! 😉

I experimented with several colors of this new line until I found my favorites and packaged them together for you. Check out the starter pack of 5 colors and crank up your holiday projects!

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.
xoxoxoxo
Julie

Mr. Stevers!

Introducing Mr. Stevers! I first noticed him stitching a bunch of my pieces and posting them on Instagram, so I hired him to stitch several of the new designs for my last book (and you can bet I’ll hire him again!) He’s been stitching for more years than he cares to admit and recently took to designing—which is when I just knew we had to get his designs out there to you!

Mr. Stevers has a remarkable mustache, is an avid flea marketer and collector who loves to tinker in the kitchen. His Instagram feed (@mrstevers) is proof of his impeccable tastes, I’m always so jealous of his collections! He’ll be contributing some PDF patterns to our site from time to time, starting with these three. You can always find his latest work on the PDF page, but also by searching for “Stevers“!

 

 

Represent! at the Women’s March

Need a quick sign for the Women’s March? How about this?

What a YEAR of persistence! I put together a free downloadable high-resolution file you can use for a sign at the Women’s March this year!:

One page print of this image for a regular-size print: Right-click to download file.

Here’s a six-page poster that prints mostly across four pages with a little extra on the last two pages.

Please post your results on social media – I’ll repost yours on Instagram if you use the hashtag #subversivecrossstitch of a photo of your sign in action! Go get ’em!!

Our Annual PDF Sale

My thanks to you for a great year – TREAT YO SELF!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Shop the PDF page and choose any 10 patterns, add them to your cart.
  2. The link above should automatically add the discount. If not, enter PDFPACK as the promo code.
  3. In your cart, you should see 10 PDFs for the price of 5 – voila!

Limit one per customer. Offer expires 12/31/17 at midnight CST.

Enjoy!

Holiday Gift Guide

Click on descriptions to go to each product page. Who’s the best gift giver? YOU ARE!

GIFTS FOR THE NEW STITCHER
Someone you know NEEDS to learn how to cross stitch. They have a great sense of humor and maybe they need to relax. Our cross stitch starter kit with my best-selling book is the perfect gift and you can always add on extras depending on how generous you’re feeling:

Things to add to sweeten the deal: Gingher Embroidery Scissors, fancy Subversive needle minder, Stitchery tape and mounting boards. And one of our signature gold frames to display their work!

 

GIFTS FOR THE SEASONED STITCHER
Got a crafty friend who’s already hip to cross stitch? Give them something that will wow them, something they’ll enjoy year-round. Here are a few suggestions:


Full cone of DMC black floss! Might last a lifetime! $35
Needle minders are all the rage and our kitty cat needle minder is the cutest stitchin’ pal. $8
World’s first 3-D cross stitch kit (with glasses!): $22

 

GIFTS FOR MOM AND DAD

Remind them to take their meds – Did You Take Your Meds Today? pouches: M $12 / L $18
Remind them that they don’t have to be doormats for guests with this subtle kit: $14/$20
Remind them you would never, ever use a bad word with our Curses kit$12/$20

 

GIFTS FOR YOUR BFF

Snazzy Happy Fucking Holidays Guest Towel kit: $20
Combo Deluxe Kit and snazzy gold frame: $40
Super snazzy Happy Fucking Holiday T-shirt: $22 

 

GIFTS FOR THE COOLEST BABY ON THE BLOCK

Ev’ry Day I’m Hustlin’ Baby Booties kit: $20
Welcome Tiny Overlord Cross Stitch kit: $14 / $20 
Bootylicious Baby Booties kit: $20

 

GIFTS FOR THE ACTIVIST

Gear up for the midterms with our 2018: Change Is Coming tiny frame kit: $15
Inspiration from Stephane Hessel – To Create Is To Resist kit: $14 / $20
Treason’s Greetings kit: $14 / $20
All I Want For Christmas Is Impeachment kit$14 / $20 
Resist and Persist Cuff kits: $14

 

GIFTS FOR YOUR OFFICE PAL

Handy reminders – Subversive Cross Stitch sticker sheet!: $5
Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves kit$14 / $20 
Cross Stitch Name Tag kit for holiday parties (also fitting for Little Britain fans): $14

 

GIFTS FOR THE SNOB YOU LOVE

For the important blogger – Prestigious Blog PDF pattern*: $5
Smug Karl Lagerfeld explains his attitude in this PDF pattern*: $5
Werner Herzog explains chickens with this PDF pattern*: $5
Let’s face it, Hell Is Other People kit$14 / $20 

* you can purchase material, floss and needles in the Supplies section to stitch up your PDF pattern.

 

GIFTS FOR THE CANCER SURVIVOR

Long-Sleeve Fuck Cancer T-shirt: $28
Fuck Cancer cross stitch kit: $14 / $20
Fuck Cancer tote bag: $25

Pro tip: bundle all three for anyone undergoing chemo – they’ll stay warm and entertained. Stabbing material repeatedly is amazingly therapeutic. 

 

GIFTS FOR YOUR BELOVED SIBLING

Shut Your Piehole (or I’m telling mom!) kit: $14 / $20 
(Please stop saying) Awesomesauce hoodie: $30
Bite Me cross stitch kit (Stop hitting yourself in the face!): $14 / $20

 

GIFTS FOR THE ASPIRING RAPPER

Oh yeah, Grandmaster Flash OG lyrics in cross stitch, part 1, PDF pattern: $5
Who wouldn’t want this super stylin’ and hilarious Dollar Bling necklace kit: $22
It’s a set! Grandmaster Flash cross stitch, part 2, PDF pattern: $5

* you can purchase material, floss and needles in the Supplies section to stitch up your PDF pattern.

 

GIFTS FOR THE BOOK LOVER

Imagine how often they’ll think of you fondly.

Oh My God, Becky. Look. At. Her. Book. bookmark kit: $12
Fuck Off, I’m Reading bookmark kit: $12
Merry Christmas To All And To All A Good Book bookmark kit: $12
Read A Fucking Book bookmark kit: $12

 

GIFTS FOR THE COLLEGE KID

Convivium Fornicatio…(Partying, fornication, and above all debt) PDF pattern: $5
A reminder to think outside the box, kid: Screw The Rules ruler kit: $20
The awesome Subversive Cross Stitch Coloring & Activity Book!: $14.95

 

GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAY PARTY HOST

Happy Fucking Holidays coasters, pack of four: $5  while supplies last
Small Happy Fucking Holidays kit with frame: $15
Cross Stitch Snowflake Ornaments: $8

 

SUBVERSIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES! 

 

If all else fails, let THEM choose! Our Gift Certificates come in all sizes, up to $10,000 in case you win the lottery or something.

DON’T FORGET TO TREAT YOURSELF, TOO! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

 

 

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