Cross-stitch and Embroidery

A picture is worth a thousand words, I think…

Really, there isn’t anything I could say about this piece that it’s not already saying itself.  Oh!  Except that it’s for the same lucky, lucky individual for whom I made the “Bite Me” trivet as seen in my maiden post.  He got such a kick out of the first piece that I brought my Subversive Cross Stitch book to work to show him, and he started laughing when he saw this one.  Knowing his birthday was coming up, I figured I could swing it, and make his day…..twice in just a couple of months.  Go me!  Without further ado, I present to you:

See what I mean about the picture saying it all?  😛

He comes back to work on Wednesday (from Vegas, the lucky bum…), and I think this is the perfect way to welcome him back!

Cross-stitch and Embroidery

Maiden post: Bite Me

So: when we found out at work that our operational support clerk was leaving our team for a different position on a different floor, I decided I needed to make him something to remember us (or, well, me) by.  For some reason, Subversive Cross Stitch sprung immediately to mind, and I thought the “Bite Me” design was safe enough that he could display it at work without being hauled off for a refresher course in Creating a Respectful Workplace.  You can see the original here:, but I thought I’d make a few changes and kick it up a bit.

The finished product:

I framed it in a handy-dandy trivet kit from Michael’s:

And he seems pleased!

The lettering and snowflake-y bits are done in DMC Fluorescent Effects floss, which was kind of slippery to work with, but nothing I couldn’t handle.  I’m tough.  I think I may have to do one for myself, yet; I was sad to see this one go despite the warm reception it got (maybe black fabric with white floss…?).