HARSH LANGUAGE FOR HARSH TIMES

A couple of days ago I posted the design for my “Don’t Panic” piece, which has become shockingly relevant.

Friend Edith points out that harsh times call for harsh language, and that while some people might be soothed by a gentle statement, more strident expression suits many others.

Therefore for Friend Edith, and in the spirit of Dame Judy Dench, who is famed for stitching up provocative statements, I make this chart freely available for YOUR OWN PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE. 

Consider it as “good-deed-ware.”  It’s tough out there right now.  Pay this gift forward by helping out someone else in need; phoning or getting in touch with a family member, friend or neighbor who could use a cheerful contact; volunteering time or effort; or if you can afford it – donating to one of the many local relief charities or food banks that are helping those displaced from work right now.

Right-click on the image above to save it as a JPG.
This piece is intended to be done in cross stitch (the lettering), and double-running or back stitch (the frame). While it’s shown in black and red, use one color if you like, or substitute in as many other colors as you wish.

The source for the lettering is yet another of the offerings in Ramzi’s Patternmakercharts.blogspot.com collection. The border is from my recently released Ensamplario Atlantio II, a free collection of linear designs – mostly blackwork fills and borders.

Thank you Edith! Your inspiration and request will brighten the hearts of many, while rendering their walls cheekily NSFW.

(And there goes my PG blog rating, and any remaining shreds of reputation for gentility. But it’s worth it if someone smiles.)

8 responses

  1. Love it! Great sentiment.

  2. Normally I don’t like the f word, it’s original meaning is “to have sexual intercourse with someone” (I was LMAO during certain judicial hearings), but right now that’s exactly how I feel about that virus. Two weddings and the annual luncheon I go to have been cancelled.
    Thanks for the laugh, I just might stitch it.

    1. Normally I avoid four letter words, myself. I’ve always thought they were over-used in modern discourse – that their shock value was blunted by repetition, and their meanings diminished when they weren’t saved for truly deserving circumstance. But this happens to be A Truly Deserving Circumstance, so I fire away.

  3. Hate to see anyone sink to this level. It just encourages others to use that word,

    1. See my reply to the comments above.

  4. You definitely made me smile. Thank you!

  5. Thank you! I so need this right now. My Mom is in hospice care in a nursing home. 😦

    1. Happy to be able to support your stress-offload! Best wishes to your mom.

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