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Gob bless you completed cross stitch, framed in secondhand frame

---The Story---

This cross stitch is meant to be a relatively subtle joke, and one that works for AD fans and non-fans alike: a pun on the usual "God bless you" that traditional cross stitching often focuses on with the misspelling that should immediately bring the opening strains of "Final Countdown" to mind for some.

(Imagine what the world would be like if Gob were in charge...and THAT'S WHY you always check your spelling!)

For those unfamiliar with reasons to check their spelling, this cross stitch also reads as a jokey take on mistakes. The balance of the mundane (chicken and banana motif) and imperfections (the huge mistake of the spelling error) with the automatic authority of the classic style font makes this stitch both classy and really funny to the careful reader. My friends, knowing my usual decorating style to be "cluttered chic," have done double takes at this stitch, invariably laughing once they catch the error -- so don't be afraid to display this as a counterpoint to a normally casual decor.

Somehow, that just makes it even funnier.


---The Deets---

This 5x7 stitch features the text "Gob Bless You" in an ornate, almost Gregorian-style font meant to recall and parody (but not make fun of) sacred texts and hymnals and the like, with the smaller cursive "I've made a huge mistake" almost hidden among a chicken and banana motif at the bottom. The example pictured is stitched in black thread on ivory aida cloth; the example in the second picture is "black w/yellow" bananas -- if you would like this option, select "black w/yellow" in the drop-down list or note it in the purchase order notes.

*CUSTOMIZE: Feel free to request whatever thread colors you prefer in the purchase order notes!

*FRAME: If you live in the U.S. or Canada, you're welcome to request to receive your completed cross stitch either framed in a tastefully pre-distressed Goodwill frame, or mounted on self-stick mounting board (ready for you to frame), or just on the cloth itself. The frame is free to you and costs only the shipping to send it.

If you're outside the U.S. or Canada, your stitch will be sent mounted and ready for you to frame, as the cost of shipping would become prohibitive.

*SHIP: This stitch will be wrapped carefully in newspaper and sent on its way via USPS first class with delivery confirmation or international first class within about two weeks of your order, unless specified otherwise by convo or in my shop policies, shop banner or announcements (below the shop banner) -- and almost always sooner. Let me know if you're on a deadline, and I'll see what I can do!

*GIFT WRAP: Let me know if you're giving "Gob bless you" as a gift, and I'll wrap it up in plain paper and include a notecard for you to write in. Or let me know if it's going straight to the recipient (be sure to include the correct address in your order!) and what message you'd like to include and I'll write it in on your behalf before popping it in the mail.


---The Links---

For just the huge mistake, see this listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/92752622/huge-mistake-cross-stitch-arrested

Gob bless this house sampler: https://www.etsy.com/listing/113667348/gob-bless-this-house-funny-cross-stitch

Want to stitch all of these puns yourself? Here's the 4 pattern set: https://www.etsy.com/listing/108788913/cross-stitch-pattern-set-samplers-gob

If you'd like to see other inspired-by-TV items, find them in the "That's How I Was Raised" section of my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins?section_id=10820106

Looking for something different but funny? Check out the randomly funny section of my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins?section_id=11185410

Back to my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins


---The Legal Stuff---

My designs are copyright me, so please don't copy 'em -- or don't blame me if a one-armed man shows up to teach you why you should never copy another stitcher's patterns without permission. If you're interested in this pattern, it's already for sale in the shop along with two versions of "Gob Bless This House" and the "huge mistake" all by itself.

*This listing and the pictured cross stitch are in some ways inspired by television, but not in any way affiliated with any TV show -- nor should it be construed as such.

Gob bless you, I've made a huge mistake -- inspired funny cross stitch, God bless you, with chicken and banana motif

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: 5x7 frame, cross stitch fabric, aida cloth, embroidery thread, DMC, mounting board
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 723 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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