“That day at the bookstore, I have no idea why I was in the DIY & Crafts section. It appeared to be glowing on the shelf, calling me as if by divine choirs of angels. I reached for it as I would it were sacred scriptures. The title was all I needed to know. I had my passion, my raison d’etre, my new hobby there in my hand.
“Subversive Cross Stitch: 33 Designs for your surly side” by Julie Jackson. It was full of traditional sampler borders and patterns coupled with swear words and vulgar statements. I was in love. I could do this! I could make cross-stitch fun again, without Jesus, angels, platitudes or cartoony bears doing laundry.”
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I need to find that book!
I’m reading Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn…talk about the f word!
She has a new and updated version out now. It’s as good as the first, maybe even better.
Even better! You got me thinking about doing cross stitch again. I will be at B&N later today 🙂