Boom! Weekend Sale!

Working on a lot of things including a NEW BOOK for Spring 2015! New kit designs starting next week on the site. And a few other gems that will burst onto the scene over the next few months, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, enjoy the sale!


Weekend Sale and FB Giveaway Winner

So, my Parisian sisters from another mother at Locher’s and I had a giveaway on Facebook recently. I have to share some of my favorite responses from all you smart-alecks here. But first, enjoy the weekend sale at both of our sites by using the codes in the above graphic! Goes through Monday night at midnight CST.

The winning answer to the question of why you should win the prize of a smattering of both our products (Locher’s makes gorgeous clothes and jewelry with similar sentiments to ours) came from Lisa, who said:
“I’m the most foul-mouthed, obscene person I know. And I’m a fucking lady.” 

Lisa GETS it! But it was hard choosing just one — here are my other three top favorite responses that made me LOL:

Kerry: “I live in Utah. I would be delighted to win so my conservative neighbors will be at once repulsed by the words, yet compelled by the craftsmanship.”

Tammy: “the pills are no longer enough.”

Emilie: “because fuck you that’s why!”

I love how so many of you said you should win because you’re the Queen of Fucking Everything–that’s the spirit! There were so many other good ones, too: from teachers, vets in Iraq, people with birthdays coming up, so many in need of subversive humor. For your enjoyment, here’s a selection:

Andrew: “because i’m not a gal and that would be subversive. BOOM!”

Sharon: “Because I’m fucking old!”

Erica: “Because I stitch & sparkle in Brooklyn but my heart is in Paris…”

Eve: ”I think I should win because…well…I can’t think anything clever but I need something to do in between my binge drinking!”

Shana: ”i love crafting and i hate people.”

Jules: “Pick me, cuz after losing half my body weight, I can finally fit into the awesome clothes sold by Locher’s, and cuz SCS helped keep me sane while losing the weight.”

Rebekah: “I should win because I am recovering from an injury in Iraq and I can finally cross stitch again!”

Katrina: “Pick me! Because I am pregnant with my first baby and I need something to alleviate this anxiety! Consider it medically necessary cross stitching.”

Emily: “Because I hated cross stitch until I found you!”

Rachel: “Because I did my first sampler, a cutesy baby sampler full of cutesy cute animals and hearts, while watching seasons 2 and 3 of ‘The Walking Dead’, and it felt right.”

Maria: “Because I got mad abuelita cross stitch skills!”

Desire: “Because I love you the most.”

Sarah: “Because profanity is the perfect accessory for a refined lady like myself!”

Mary: “I deserve to win because I love the shock factor they give and it would give the ladies in my stitching group something new to talk about.”

Leah: “I love crafting and cross stitching was the first craft I learned. I use it to connect with my mom and grandmother…and then make them roll their eyes when I pull out gems like these.”

Thomas: “I should win this because I’m a dude that likes to crossstitch badass things.”

Monica: “I would love to win! I get my happies from stitching horrible things in cute ways because I haven’t found a way to stitch cute things in horrible ways.”

Mari: “I should win so I can wear the ‘I am your worst nightmare’ in my classroom! (I teach high school kids).”

Kate: “I actually want to win this for my 17 year old. Being brave enough to talk to the police about the most hideous things imaginable happening, and getting the guy who did it locked up so he can’t hurt anyone else makes her Queen of Fuckin’ Everything, and his worst nightmare all in one hit.”

Michele: “As a teacher and a cross stitcher, I feel a responsibility to ensure the next generation knows good snark. I will be their education.”

Sara: “Because I love cross stitch and have a fucking dirty mouth. I mean, fuck, easy choice.”

Val: “Because somewhere inside we are all subversive…”

Natalya: “I would love to win because your ‘Fuck Cancer’ piece was a joy to put together for my late fiance and remained his mantra throughout treatments. Though he didn’t win the war, the piece went with him to the grave as a lasting tribute to his attitude about the whole thing. I’ve continued to spread the snarky love and inspiration to others in his memory, and winning would just add to the love. Besides, who WOULDN’T want to win things this fantastically awesome??”



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


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?