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You're Doing It Wrong original cross stitch -- subversive, completed and framed 5x7 cross stitch

This is the original "you're doing it wrong" cross stitch. :)

---The Story---

Are you tired of losing your voice telling others the better way to do things? A girlfriend who keeps going out with married men ("he's never going to leave her!" "You're right, you're right -- I KNOW you're right!")? A boyfriend who leaves his dirty clothes in a pile in the middle of the bedroom floor (as if he WANTS you to trip on the way to the bathroom)? A mom who won't stop giving you advice no matter how many times you refuse to follow it?

Now you can stop saying it and just point to this cross stitch.

An off-shoot of the other PSA stitches, "Your Mom" and "That's what SHE said," "You're doing it wrong" can be displayed anywhere you'd like to be slightly offensive, ironic, or both.*

*I wouldn't recommend displaying this in the bedroom. The offensiveness goes up exponentially in that environment.

---The Deets---

This listing is for one completed cross stitch that says "You're doing it wrong" in dark blue with a flower and "NO" border in red, yellow and green. It will be framed in a 5x7 frame (no glass). The photos above show an example of this stitch, of which yours will be an exact copy (unless you request customization).

*FRAME: This completed cross stitch is available as a 5x7, framed in fresh-from-the-Goodwill secondhand frames, and ready to hang or prop on a tabletop (except outside the U.S., where it will be received ready to frame).

The frame pictured is an example of a Goodwill frame, though not the exact one you will receive -- feel free to request basic colors/sizes/features, and I'll do my best to accommodate (write your preference into the purchase order notes at checkout or use the "contact seller" link at the bottom of this listing).

*CUSTOMIZE: Feel free to request any color combination you'd like in the purchase order, or other customizations via convo. Want the text in red and flowers in blue? Rather have orange and teal? Just let me know!

If you'd like a design-altering customization, convo me before purchasing so I can let you know what, if any, additional cost will be required (for design work and possible additional labor).

*GIFT WRAP: Giving "You're doing it wrong" as a gift? Let me know in the purchase order or by convo and I'll wrap it up in plain paper with a notecard for you to write your "to" and "from" on (or let me know whose names to write if it's going straight to the recipient).

*SHIP: I'll then pack it with some clean newspaper ads in a yellow envelope and send it on its way via USPS first class with delivery confirmation (or international first class -- again, unframed outside the U.S.). Please see my shop policies for further shipping details.

This stitch will ship within 2 weeks unless I convo you otherwise or you've requested a design-altering customization (in which case, please convo me in advance of purchasing).

Please let me know if you're working on a deadline, even if you think it will definitely arrive in time -- it helps me prioritize accordingly. :)

---The Links---

Want to stitch it yourself? Here's the pattern, available as an instant download and suitable for a beginner: https://www.etsy.com/listing/151904452/cross-stitch-pattern-youre-doing-it

Do you realize now that you've made a huge mistake? Here's the hoop for that: https://www.etsy.com/listing/92752622/huge-mistake-cross-stitch-inspired-funny

See the classic small "your mom" for the office or desktop, here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94205946/your-mom-cross-stitch-small-framed-cross

Here's a larger 4x6 "Your Mom" for times when the mini just isn't enough: https://www.etsy.com/listing/96331515/your-mom-cross-stitch-4x6-framed-with

Want a matching 5x7 "That's what she said"? Find it here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89440495/thats-what-she-said-dark-red-cross

Or get them both in tiny style. Here are the "your mom" and "that's what she said" minis: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94810617/thats-what-she-said-your-mom-mini-set-of

Check out the entire section of funny stuff in the Funny HAHA section of the shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins?section_id=11185410

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

---The Legal Stuff---

This design is the original "You're doing it wrong" cross stitch pattern; I do realize that other similar patterns now exist in other venues, but this stitch had been in existence for over a year before those arrived, so please don't feel the need to contact me to claim that I am copying other designers. It's a waste of time when you could be stitching instead! :)

My designs are copyright me (Alicia Watkins 2012), so please don't copy 'em, and please don't pin them without permission -- I'd rather hear from you and follow you on Pinterest! :)

This design is for sale in my shop for just a few bucks!

Frequently asked questions about aliciawatkins

I love to do custom work during the non-holiday months! I try to work on one custom project at a time so that I can give each project my full customizing attention; as a result, a significant lead time on deadlines for receiving your custom order is very much appreciated.

If possible, try to contact me at least a month in advance of a deadline for receiving a 5x7 custom cross stitch. (That said, if you're in a pinch and you know I'm the stitcher for the job, convo me anyway! If I happen to be in between custom orders, I can often get things out in a much shorter time, and like I said, I love working with customers on personalized stitchery.)
Most of my small finished cross stitches have an option for gift wrapping.

If you don't see a drop-down list as you purchase a small hooped or framed cross stitch (smaller than 4x6), but you would like your item to be wrapped in plain paper (with a small notecard for your message included), request gift wrap as you check out in the "notes to seller"!

If you're having your gift sent directly to the recipient, please double-check the address it's going to before you finish checking out, and let me know what you'd like me to write in the notecard to your recipient! :)
Mini kits are available for wholesale ordering at any time; contact me for details on which kits I have available with shelf-ready labeling, and for pricing details!

I also offer a selection of finished cross stitch available for wholesale or certain consignment situations, for stores that feel my work would be a good fit. Contact me if you're interested in carrying my work in your store, and we'll talk about what I've done in the past and what you're looking for! :)
I believe in using secondhand frames because it's eco-friendly, supports my local thrift shops, and allows me to frame your items, if you'd like that, at very low cost.

Because they are unique and unapproved by you, I don't pass on the cost of the secondhand frames to you, except for the cost of shipping (usually about a $2 difference).

When you order an item from me, rest assured that you are only paying for the stitchwork, and you may treat the frame as a "suggestion" -- if you don't like it, give the frame away! Your 4x6 or larger cross stitch will come with a mounting board that will allow you to easily pop it out of the "suggested" frame I've sent it in and into any same-sized frame of your choice.
I can't send you a photo of your options for 4x6 or larger frames; I have too many frames and a too quickly rotating stock for that. However, you're welcome to let me know your preferences in color and material (i.e. wood, metal, plastic) and I'll do what I can to accommodate your wishes.

If you receive your stitchwork and you HATE the frame I chose from my cache of secondhand frames, never fear! The stitching for a 4x6 or larger frame will be mounted on a board that you can simply pop out of the secondhand frame you received, and pop INto a frame you choose from a local store, another Etsy seller, or anywhere you find perfect frames.

Because the secondhand frames I send are free, I cannot offer replacements or frame-related refunds.
Google and Youtube are your BFFs in learning to cross stitch, but if you've purchased a kit or pattern from my shop, I can also offer you a Basic Cross Stitch instruction booklet via email. Just let me know you'd like one, and I'll send it along! :)

ORIGINAL You're Doing It Wrong cross stitch -- 5x7 framed with flower motif and No No No border


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  • Materials: cross stitch cloth, DMC, thread, frame, 4x6 frame, 5x7 frame
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