Encrypted cross stitch

I’ve been itching to get back into cross stitching, and this cheeky number was my perfect invitation back.
It all started when husband and I got our new phones. Forgive us, for we are new to the world of apps. We downloaded the QR Code app which not only lets you scan QR codes, but create them. Well. I immediately jumped on the idea of creating a cross stitch version for my desk in work. Something a bit cheeky, but not to the point where I’d get fired {I’m a huge fan of the F-word, but that was quickly ruled out}.

I encrypted my sentence, and got to work on Excel for my pattern. My usual Saturday morning cookery-show-festival allowed me just enough time to not only start, but finish. Saturday mornings are the best. Especially if Nigella’s on {phwoar}.
What, you ask, does the code say? Only husband and mine’s favourite sentence at the end of a long day at work – 
Same shit, different day.”

I wanted an overly dramatic frame for this piece, so I brought my little cross stitch to TK Maxx and found the perfect fit. Although, the frames’ colour was about as appealing as a bag of hammers, so I sprayed it with Montana’s ‘Winegum’ which is my favouritest colour these days. Such yummy dark berriness. You will be seeing more of this glorious hue around here in the coming weeks.

The stitching measures 4.3 x 4.5cm {1.6 x 1.8 inches} altogether. For anyone looking to try their hand at this little piece, shoot an e-mail over to alex@hydrangeagirl.com and I can e-mail you the Excel file. It’s much easier to work off of compared to the above image. Don’t be scared. I won’t send you spam. 

Happy stitching 🙂

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  1. December 14, 2012 / 22:50

    Awesome idea! You should so sell these on etsy or something. Haha I love your humor.