Keep Calm and Stitch On

Friday, June 1, 2012

Thank goodness for Friday. Although it was a short week here at DMC with the holiday weekend, I find myself distracted with thoughts of the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage. I miss my Bali babies so much. It’s been hard! Some of them are on facebook so I have been checking up on them and viewing their beautiful pictures – but I miss the hugs and laughs and of course watching their little excited faces when they come running to me with a stitching project. Sigh. Still I am ever so lucky to have even had that experience so of course I remind myself of that whenever a wave of nostalgia washes over me.

So happy first day of summer to us all! I thought it was appropriate to post about the ever so popular saying – “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

(Embroidery Slipcover your life )

Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced by the British government in 1939, at the beginning of the Second World War in order to boost the morale of the citizens of the country under imminent threat of invasion. It was little known and never used.

The original poster.

The poster was rediscovered in 2000 and has been relaunched by a number of companies as a decorative theme for a series of products. Today there are only two copies of the poster in the public domain.

In recent years it has become popular and the slogan has been used to promote all kinds of activities (traveling, cooking, knitting …) Everyone has their own version and of course it hit the world of cross stitch. Mayte Bermudez -Garcia , a passionate cross stitch and embroidery designed this diagram and given us permission to publish it. You can visit his blog to see his creations.

Stitch away your stress!

Have a great weekend!


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3 Responses to “Keep Calm and Stitch OnComment RSS feed

  • valybr♥de
    December 29th, 2012 9:25 am

    i love !!!!
    Thanks ♥

  • Suzi
    August 5th, 2013 10:57 am

    haha, lovely, thanks! I must do it!

  • Sandra
    October 7th, 2013 12:31 pm

    I love it, I must do this ! 😀

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