I have finished cross stitching a project from the book "Really Cross Stitch". I love everything about this project, from the fancy lettering that clashes with the harsh message, to the asymmetrical design... I love it.
Love, love, super love it!
In the world of cross stitching most people tend to frame their finished pieces or turn them into pillows. But I am a quilter, so I'm not sure what this will become.
Here is the description about this design in the book. Because I have worked most of my career as a social worker in the front line trenches of treating victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, I know first hand that some things have not changed much in the past 100 years.
From the United Nations report in 2021:
• Globally, an estimated 81,100 women and girls were killed intentionally in 2021. The overall number of
female homicides has remained largely unchanged over the past decade.
• Most killings of women and girls are gender motivated. In 2021, around 45,000 women and girls worldwide were killed by their intimate partners or other family members. This means that, on average, more
than five women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their own family.
And that is my inspiration for stitching this cross stitch!
I want to wish you a Happy International Women's Day!