Gay Adventures in Domesticity

Embroidered iPhone!

Hey, there.  Guess what I did.  I embroidered my iPhone!

 

I have been enviously looking at blogs where people have embroidered their iPhone for weeks now.  In fact, I was thinking of the idea before I even saw it on any blog, and then it appeared on a lot of craft blogs.  After a quick search on Google, I found a cheap website to order from.  I ordered a couple (because they were so cheap).  After a week of hearing nothing other than PayPal releasing my money to a Chinese company, I thought I’d get in contact with them.  Using a type of instant messaging service, I spoke with a customer sales representative who had very broken English (which made me thankful for the instant messaging because I could diagram the sentences in my head when they were really bad—dork!).  This representative said that the products I ordered were, “on order behind.”  This means backordered.  They did not know when/if the product would be received, ever, so then they refunded my money.

So then, I followed a link from a blog that swore quick shipping by both the American writer and many of the commenters.  I ordered it, and in one short week, I received a package from Korea.  Inside was my shiny new cross stitch iPhone case.  I’ve had this case since September and have been anxiously wanting to stitch it.  I could not figure out what to put on it.  A whale perhaps?  “Domestigay,” maybe?  One of the included patterns of Superman?  The traditional, “Jason,” you know to make sure everyone knew who I was.  No.  Then last week, Boyfriend and I went to the bookstore and I got to page through two books I’ve been dying to get my hands on—Push Stitchery and Hoopla.  I was so inspired I decided I needed to have embroidery in my daily life.  I decided I’d tackle on the iPhone case.  Even though my canvas is for cross stitch, I used an embroidery stitch to design the cover.  The herringbone stitch is one of my favorites. So, without plotting I just took off stitching.  I started with a light grey, then moved onto a darker grey and a d

arker grey, ending the row early.  At the end, I thought the stitched sides needed to be (mildly) connected, so I embroidered Xs (aka large and spaced out cross stitches) down the center.  I am quite happy with the results.  For my next techno stitch, I want to get this MacBook case and embroider it!  Where will the madness stop!?

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There are only THREE days left of MOvember!  Have you donated yet?  There is still time! Go to http://mobro.co/jvanfosson to help me change the face of men’s health!  So far, I’ve raised $135.00!  I’d love to make it an even $200!  Thank you to all of you who have already donated. Every contribution helps—no matter how big or how small.  In fact, if everyone who viewed my YouTube video donated just one dollar (less than a cup of coffee), I would have raised over $400.00 for prostate and testicular cancer!

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2 responses

  1. FASCINATING! if i could embroider, i’d be all over that! i really like yours!

    November 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    • “If I could embroider”? WHAT? It is so easy. Let me teach you! Then, you can be all over that! But, thank you, nonetheless.

      November 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm

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