Oct 16, 2009
The design is from a book of 19th century German designs. I altered the original to make room for the words and to change some of the elements that repeated, but I took parts from other designs from the same book. The phrase has been one of my recent favorites and was uttered a number of times when I screwed something up while stitching. I asked my swap partner for her favorite colors and tried to incorporate some of them. The picture doesn't really do them justice.
For more details on the bits, check out the picture on flickr.
I ended up having an extra weekend after I finished my piece, so I decided to make a bonus piece to send. This one is a bit more NSFW than the first. It's kind of a companion piece, but not really.
Because sometimes, calling someone a cunt just doesn't feel right. Another one of my go-to phrases. Border is from same book as the other pattern and the colors are borrowed as well (the text is actually dark blue and not black).
Here's both pieces together framed:
Looking forward to more swapping!