February 28, 2015

Subversive Cross Stitch review and giveaway!

Subversive cross stitch review!

If you agree, even a bit with the statement above, have I got a book for you!  I was super-pleased to receive a review copy of Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side by Julie Jackson, the mastermind behind subversivecrossstitch.com. This book certainly contains some colorful language, so if that at all offends you, you should skip this one. But if you like to let some choice words fly, this book is for you. :)

Subversive Cross Stitch is one of those sites that requires no introduction - if you have a dry wit and an itch to cross stitch, you have probably found Julie's site already. This little book packs in an amazing 50 individual cross stitch patterns, including 17 brand new to the world designs.

Let's take a tour of the opening pages and peek at a few of my personal favorites, shall we?

Subversive Cross Stitch preview

Subversive Cross Stitch preview

TOC

I tried to keep this tour as safe-for-work as possible, but the Table of Contents has the full skinny on the patterns. For example, if words of the "f" persuasion are your adjective of choice - you are in luck, as I counted no less than 12 patterns which feature it. :)

basics

I really love the helpful guide to Aida count and finished project size above - when I was a beginner, it was a tough detail for me to grasp.

And now, a quick peek at a few patterns I love:

Subversive Cross Stitch preview

Subversive Cross Stitch preview

Subversive Cross Stitch preview

Would it be too weird to have this in a baby's room? I'd do it. :)

Subversive Cross Stitch preview

Perfect for going-away parties. :)

To make the pattern pages more hilarious, don't miss the little quips under each stitched example - they're pretty awesome, too. It's really nice to see each pattern stitched up and beautifully framed, and there's a full DMC color list for each pattern.

This is a great book for any stitcher who loves colorful language and a well-placed sarcastic quip. The patterns are quick and straightforward enough to be perfect for someone who is new to cross stitch. There are also 4 simple alphabets at the back so you can further personalize your projects. Need I say? I love this book!

Giveaway time! This giveaway is US only - to win - please leave a comment on this post by 9 PM US CST, March 1. Let's keep it safe for work, but please tell us the letter your favorite curse word starts with. For instance, mine is, cough, "f." :)

Edit: Mar. 2, 2015 - We have our random winner - Laura likes a word that begins with A and will be receiving a free copy of Subversive Cross Stitch! Thanks, all!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on my blog, and find my vintage transfer collection at Vintage Transfer Finds.

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52 comments:

  1. F....definitely f 😚

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  2. Oh, "f" is a fabulous word but I think that I use "s" much more

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  3. MF! I must have this book. :)

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  4. F. Definitely. Always and forever.

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  5. I have so many that i use and have many faveys.... but s**t has got to be the most used.

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  6. I don't swear to often but I tend to say S alot. My grown kids think it's funny when I occasionally toss out the F word.

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  7. C and F are my faves. #pottymouth

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  8. My favorite starts with a C.

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  9. It's s**t for me! Apparently I say it a lot, my 4- year son has picked it up! He has language delays- so I'm actually quite proud of him!

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  10. I think F and B are my favorites, though I have a variety to choose from really!

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  11. There seems to be a theme of F-bombs here, so I'll join in. I don't usually say it loudly but I do mutter it a lot under my breath. :)

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  12. Why encourage the use of this type of language by giving the author this type of exposure for her book. Why should even the sweet craft of embroidery be defiled by the use of vulgarisms even if they are only implied?

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  13. My favorite starts with C. No, wait, BOTH my favorites start with a C.

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  14. M-Fer...!! these cross stitch patterns are pretty hilarious and fabulous. thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  15. Goodness I effin' love this book. Thanks for the chance to win! "F"

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  16. MF all the way, baby!

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  17. That's a tough one, it's between either "f" or "c"!

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  18. This is fantastic! I need this book for a subversive cross stitching party! "T" without a doubt!

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  19. I like F but I'm also a big fan of any curse that's also a body part (D, T, and male and female C)

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  20. My go to curse word starts with S. I added your giveaway to the link up at http://www.thegiveawayroundup.com/linkup.

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  21. My favorite curse word starts with "D"!

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  22. Sarah Wiskeman CerrelliFebruary 28, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    MF definitely, you can put so many different emphases on it to satisfy any situation.

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  23. "F" -- always in f-ashion.

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  24. Because it's f-n.

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  25. The F word can be very satisfying if used judiciously.

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  26. Oh definitely F. There are SO many fantastic ways to use F.

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  27. I rather like 'sod off' ! xx

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  28. cough, f—mine as well

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  29. Not to be contrary but z or double ZZ is my favorite.

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  30. My favorite starts with "s"

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  31. Patti Welch McGarryMarch 1, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    F-yeah!

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  32. "F" for me too...it's just so versatile.

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  33. I find myself saying the "s" word frequently, but the "f" word also finds its way into my vocabulary.

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  34. hahaha. F or S here. I avoid them at work, but at home I talk like a sailor.

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  35. It's "F"...it's just so versitile!

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  36. I love subversive embroidery! It's so polite & so in your face at the same time.

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  37. H, as in "Well, H...." all whiny and drawn out southern style, lol. Love subversive art-makes me laugh. :-)

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  38. Mine's F too.

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  39. "DRAT'! THANKS FOR SHARING A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

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  40. Mine begins with a "pi ". Like p o'd

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  41. I have several favorites but my favorite in the car starts with a "A" and it usually applies to certain drivers.

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  42. My favorite starts with "C." And I might use it in a stichy project!

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  43. Mine starts with an A

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