Shannon Downey FTW

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SO many people sent me this image after the Women’s March. I finally looked at the name and OF COURSE it’s the awesome Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch!

You can see more photos from the event at Shannon’s blog, along with results from all of her craftivism efforts including the #EndGunViolence show we participated in.

You may remember our earlier blog post about Shannon and her Extreme Cross Stitch adventures. She’s pretty much everything I want to be, my cross stitch and general all-around badass idol.

I hope her sign ends up in the collection of march signs being collected by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, it’s definitely the best I’ve seen. Way to go, Shannon!

Needlepoint and Cross Stitch

Great article from Yahoo DIY today about Needlepoint here.

You know, any of my patterns can be turned into needlepoint. For example, the two pillows above that Urban Outfitters produced a year or so ago — these came from cross stitch designs of mine. You can always add more in the foreground if you don’t want to stitch a lot of the same color background. Experiment, jazz it up! See what happens! And send me photos if you do. Happy New Year!