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Same as it ever was cross stitch -- completed on light blue cloth in 5" round embroidery hoop

---The Story---

In the 1980s, when I first learned to cross stitch (I was 6), a lot of bands were using their fame to comment on suburban subculture in America and ennui. They're still doing it now, but nothing resonates in my head quite as much as the refrain "same as it ever was."

This is one in a coming series of stitches that I think balance the surface of modern, modernized suburban life, and the cutesy and clean stitching we might expect in a handmade artists' venue, with the underbelly of that life...that's a pretty high-falutin' explanation, but I believe that if you pull away the irony of modern life, you get into both a sense of desperation under the surface and the strength and will to change it and really make a difference. (That doesn't mean irony isn't awesome -- see the rest of my shop for proof of that.)

In that sense, to me this cross stitch is both an indictment and inspiration to change the things that should be changed -- as well as just a neat, clean-lined design paying homage to a really great song.

---The Deets---

This listing is for one completed cross stitch that says "same as it ever was" in bright red on a light blue Aida cloth, framed in a 5" round embroidery hoop. 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 in a 5" round natural wood embroidery hoop (default, pictured) or a 3x5" oval (on request).

*CUSTOMIZE: Feel free to request any color combination you'd like in the purchase order, or other customizations via convo. The color combination shown here is a call-back to the album cover colors of "Ray of Light."

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 "same as it ever was" as a gift? Let me know in the purchase order or by convo and I'll wrap it up in plain paper with a stitched card 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 newspaper ads in a yellow envelope and send it on its way via USPS first class with delivery confirmation (or international first class). It will ship as pictured to anywhere in the world. Please see my shop policies for further shipping details.

This stitch will ship within 7 days unless I convo you otherwise or you've requested a design-altering customization (in which case, please convo me in advance of purchasing). Convo me if you need it sooner and we'll see what I can do!

---The Links---

Looking for a different, funny cross stitch? Check out "You're doing it wrong": https://www.etsy.com/listing/103820035/youre-doing-it-wrong-cross-stitch-5x7

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

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

---The Legal Stuff---

My designs are copyright me (Alicia Watkins 2012), so please don't copy 'em, and please don't pin them without permission!

Many of my designs are created by me using needle and thread and trial and error, and they're not currently for sale, though I am in the process of digitizing. This one will be available soon. If you're looking for a pattern, convo me and I'll put your preferred patterns at the top of my "to do" list.

Same as it Ever Was cross stitch -- blue and red inspired cross stitch

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cross stitch cloth, DMC, thread, frame, natural wood embroidery hoop
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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