Working on new kit designs!

It’s been a VERY trying time since October in my personal life, with several sudden losses including my dad in January, some illness, the loss of our best kitty (Boone from Kitty Wigs) and adjusting to having my mom two miles away in Assisted Living (which is super delightful but diverts my attention from YOU).

Things seem to be settling down, so I’m finally designing some new kits for you! I forgot how much I love to do this. If you’d like a sneak peek at the process, follow me on Instagram where you’ll see who the true mastermind is behind Subversive Cross Stitch — Paducah!

Memorial Day Weekend Sale

sale

Starting here, starting now, enjoy 20% off everything on our site through the weekend. Hopefully it will help you bite your tongue around family while muttering BITCH, PLEASE under your breath. Or thinking CHILL THE FUCK OUT when your nephew won’t stop running around screaming WIENER WIENER WIENER like a little girl. Next year, plan to bring a flask and find a cozy spot in the shade while you read a nice book.
Just use promo code HOTDAMN at checkout through Monday evening (5/26/2014). Then relax, knowing that Subversive help is on the way!

How PDF patterns work

Our PDF patterns are delivered directly via email once you pay and check out. Usually, they’re pretty instant or arrive within minutes. If that DOESN’T happen, check your spam folder because the files come from a PDF server called getsy. If you don’t see any PDFs anywhere, email me and I’ll send your order again.

Downloads are limited, so PLEASE download and save each PDF to your computer, otherwise I end up spending all my time re-sending orders. Ack! And if you don’t want to have to re-purchase PDFs, please save them to an external source or dropbox just like anything else you’d buy online. I have such limited resources, I try to be nice but it’s impossible for me as a one-person independent shop to spend my time tracking down and honoring requests for previous orders that were lost due to computer crashes.

Each PDF is just like a pattern in any of our kits: one side features a full-color pattern; the other side includes instructions. You can read the PDF from your portable device or print it out to use again and again. There are a few PDFs of fonts that are available both as PDF and PCStitch files, so be careful when choosing the format — these are all free with purchase fonts. Confusing, I know, but so handy if you use PCStitch because you can easily copy and paste and work the fonts into your own design using the software program.

Of course, PDFs aren’t to be shared because they are copyrighted designs sold for on a single-use basis. By not re-distributing these patterns, you’re keeping my small home business going. I appreciate your honesty and restraint! Who needs bad karma, right?

Valentines!

It’s that time of year again, you either love it or hate it. We have two new kits and five new PDFs. Plus, I’m trying out these new large black foldover cards, so I’m putting one in each of the two new Valentine kits for you to try out and give me feedback!

One more Valentine PDF will launch on Monday, so stay tuned, it’s a biggie. I just need to give it to the recipient this weekend before I share it with you. In the meantime, here’s your Valentine from me to you with LUV:

Getting Back to Work

PLEASE NOTE that we are catching up with shipping, so times are a bit delayed. We took some time off for the holidays to spend with family and my father passed away on January 6th. Here is his memorial page if you’d like to see photos of his incredible life.

So we are just now getting back into the swing of things. Thank you for your patience. Check the Shipping Schedule, which I will continue to update.

Holiday Shipping Update

It’s crunch week and my life has blown up in a million directions. So…

The LAST DAY of shipping is Friday, December 20 so we recommend you choose Priority Mail if you need your order for Christmas. PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER BY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 to ensure Friday shipping.

We will NOT be shipping from December 21 through January 6. PDFs will still be delivered automatically and gift card service will not be disturbed. Once we return on January 6, we’ll start digging through emails and orders and resume shipping that week.

Once I get back to work, I’ll reply to your emails in the order they were received. If you don’t hear from me by January 10, please write again.

I don’t usually take time off like this, but I have some important family matters to tend to, so I appreciate your patience with me this year. I hope your holiday break is relaxing and restorative.

Thank you,

Julie