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!

Subversive Truthiness Sampler on Colbert

We here at Subversive are BIG fans of the Colbert, we’ve been loyal viewers since Day One. About 8 years ago, I sent Stephen a sampler of his phrase “Truthiness” which I read in several interviews that he kept in his office. He also sent me a wonderful handwritten noting saying the same (see it here).

So it was really fun to see the sampler show up on last night’s broadcast during a segment where Stephen had a yard sale of all the stuff accumulated in nine years! I don’t know if this was for real or if they’ll actually be selling things online or who knows what, but I’ve been waiting all these years hoping for a glimpse of this on screen and here it is! Yeay! Looking forward to Colbert’s next chapter, he’s our favorite!