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!
UPDATE: Two new free versions of this pattern with ADDED F-BOMB for EMPHASIS!
This is a take on an old political slogan in case you don’t recognize the vague reference, which explains my word choice. In this global community, what we do in the US makes a difference in the world (just as what other countries do influences us). Just look how the decisions of the current US administration have affected people across the globe. We must do better. So…VOTE! And don’t miss local elections. All of them. Please. xo
This may not look like much, but check out what it does when placed on a turntable:
This pattern is meant to be stitched, put on a piece of cardboard with a hole punched in the middle. Then, you just pop it on your turntable and GO! What you’ve got right there is one-a’ them thar optical illusion snakes. Follow me into the depths of madness, will you? ;p
I’ve had this project shelved many times because I actually stitched it so it went in the wrong direction (IMAGINE my disappointment!). Luckily, I’ve corrected the pattern for you and it’s a FREE PDF!
That’s just all kinds of quarantine fun. Be sure to share your turntable skillz on Instagram with the hashtag #subversivecrossstitch
And check out the Supplies section if you need, y’know, supplies. Have fun!
The above kits come with everything you need so you don’t have to leave the house (don’t you DARE!). But if you’re going to use the free PDF pattern, you will need the following supplies: Fabric, embroidery floss, needles, hoop at the very least. If you’re trying to do this all free, you could probably use tape and not even frame it, but keep the extra numbers handy.
These instructions will help you with the PDF or the kits of this therapeutic design!
PLEASE NOTE: I initially made a larger pattern—your stitched area will look smaller than these images!
1. Since you’ll be stitching all of this on one piece of fabric, make SURE you start in the center of the fabric and work your way out. Please note that your image will be a little smaller in dimensions (I changed the pattern after stitching). Also, I know my letters are uneven—that’s okay, you’ll be cutting them!
2. Once you’re done stitching (see previous instructions on back of pattern), figure out where you will cut the numbers. Water-erase pens are a great way to do this if you’ve got one (if not, we sell ‘em).
Last year, HotelTonight ran an ad campaign with several cross stitch pieces in hoops that everyone loved! I couldn’t believe these pieces were created by a very talented graphic artist in San Francisco, I’ve never seen anyone do this so well – and I’ve sure seen a lot of people try.
Our free PDF and PC Stitch patterns are now FREE WITH PURCHASE.
Unfortunately, Paypal no longer allows zero-total checkouts, so in order to download any of the free PDFs, you’ll have to make a purchase of something else on this site. There’s no minimum amount required, the least expensive choice is probably another of our $5 PDFs.
Sorry about the change, it was beyond my control!
To see which PDFs are free, use the SEARCH button at top and search for “free”!
Check out this cute bottle opener! Pop it on your keychain and watch summer hijinks ensue. Don’t forget to look for a message from me in tiny print along the side. Get one free with every purchase of $30 or more, while supplies last!
A little gift for you to play with: three font charts you can download for free from our PDF shop. Available in either PDF or as PC Stitch files–that means you can download them and rearrange, cut and paste in PC Stitch! There will be more, but here are three to start. Enjoy!