Gay Adventures in Domesticity

Take That, Hitler!

Remember how I said domestigay was also political in the beginning?


Well, I did.  See here.

I haven’t done much politics.  Politics are scary.  Politics are stressful.  I love them and will now embrace my domestigay political side.

Something amazing has surfaced.  Have you heard about it?  I’ve seen it all over the internet.  It is the story of a man from Britain in a World War II concentration camp.  So what? I would ask my students.  He is a man who cross stitched.   But not just any cross stitch—subversive cross stitch.  Now we all know, how much I love and adore subversive cross stitch, but this is the pinnacle of subversiveness.
Major Alexis Casdgli, according to The Guardian, was given a piece of canvas.  Using the threads of a pullover that had seen better days he began to stitch a basic cross stitch sampler.  Nothing too subversive about that.  But wait, oh loyal domestigay reader! The clever chap inserted Morse Code in the sampler that, when decoded, says, “God Save the King” and, my personal favorite, “Fuck Hitler.”

This is subversive cross stitch at its finest.  This piece, along with a piece from Casdgli’s son (Captain Anthony Casdgli) will be on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.  Mr. X Stitch saw this piece and has a wonderful picture of the subversive stitch over on his blog.  It is quite amazing.  Especially when you think of the limited resources.  The Guardian wonderfully quotes the son saying, “He would say after the war that the Red Cross saved his life but his embroidery saved his sanity.”  Agreed.

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Which brings me to my current work-in-progress (WIP).  Can you guess what it is?  It is domestigay-good.  I promise!


2 responses

  1. lovelyhorribles

    I think we can all use this lesson: “He would say after the war that the Red Cross saved his life but his embroidery saved his sanity.” (Also, I hope this is your WIP, so that’s going to be my guess)

    September 23, 2011 at 1:41 am

  2. Hands down the greatest cross stitch story ever told.

    September 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm

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