Friday, August 15, 2014

Adorable-izing the Hate



I don't expect everyone to like me. But considering how boring and hermit-like I am, I find it to be strange (and yes, hurtful) when someone absolutely hates me and my Cotton Floozy business. I recently learned about a steamy bit of internet hate written by someone I used to know and still care about.

So, whatevs. What was said was horrible and full of blatant lies and FUN FACT! Did you know that spitting on someone is considered a battery charge (as in assault and battery) of bodily fluids? So maybe you shouldn't tell everyone to go and spit on me. Alert security! And I have a lawyer, just an FYI. 

I decided to handle the situation by turning something mean into something frickin' adorable, so I lifted one sentence from the online hate rant, an admittedly awesome and clever line that didn't involve spitting threats or rampant f-bombs, and stitched it on some muslin and framed it in an embroidery hoop and gave it a pompom trim. 

And listen, everybody rants about somebody sometimes. Good people say horrible things all the time. And horrible people say good things all the time. I don't know how to sort it all out. 

Haters gonna hate, stitchers gonna stitch.



All I know is that stitching a bit of the hate directed towards me was immensely cathartic. It turned my tears (thin-skin) into laughter. If you have any bit of hate that you have received from a crazy ex or an online troll, let me know, either through this blog or my email (thecottonfloozy[at]gmail[dot]com.) Maybe I can adorable-ize it through the power of embroidery. Sharing this blog post will probably result in more hate mail for me, so I would definitely plan on seeing more hate-inspired stitchery in the near future. 

Meanwhile, I am going to focus on the positive people in my life, and tonight I am lucky enough to hang out with some wonderful people, including my friend Stephanie, who is celebrating her birthday. Stephanie has been my friend since we were kids and is one of the ballsiest, funniest people I know. Everybody wish Steph a happy birthday!

I am serious about stitching some of your juiciest hate mail. Lay it on me. My needle and thread are ready. 


13 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Steph!

    (sorry about the hate, Floozy.)

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    1. Thanks, Ms. Supreme Awsome Welker! We need to get together soon!

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  2. Happy Birthday to Steph! And Floozy, kudos to you for focusing on the positive and channeling the hate sent your way into something pretty. (Honestly who would hate you?)

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Oh, I have a few haters. Which is okay, because I get adorable embroidery patterns from them. ;)

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  3. Eff 'em Floozy. EFF. HIM.*

    (Or maybe "her." I don't know.)

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  4. My Mother would say "not my monkeys, not my circus" . Hate is such a waste of emotions. Good on you for finding a way. XXX

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    1. Not my monkeys, not my circus . . . if THAT isn't crying out for an embroidery, I don't know what is!

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  5. I'm a civil rights advocate for children with disabilities. Although they were both fired, how 'bout a letter sent to us saying, "we have advised principals to call school police." And a bunch of other mean stuff followed by "you and your advocates will be arrested..." We're OK now, but it was pretty heart racing scary till the Feds stepped in.

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  6. OMG I can't believe anyone could ever hate you. I love what you did with that hate, though. And happy birthday, Steph!

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  7. I tried to comment on this when you first posted last week, but apparently my phone hates you, too. I mean, I don't hate you, but my phone has issues.

    I can't believe someone would hate on you, but what an absolutely adorable phrase to be hated upon with! Although, if you want, I can sue them for you. Not sure what for, but I'm sure I can think of something. ;)

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  8. I found your blog through an article about this post. I think it's brilliant! I have to say, the line you stitched is actual a brilliant line but not when you know it's been directed at someone. Love the picture! I do cross-stitch & find that losing myself in them really helps but I get an awful lot of comments from.....acquantances about how weird I am for doing something so "old-fashioned". Anyway I'm glad I found your blog now (love stitching blogs) :)

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  9. You have inspired me to learn the stichings. Summer project #6. I will stich all my Mum's fave sayings that I never understood, like not having my cake and eating it... I can eat the cake dammit! Anyhoo... I can't remember anything hatey so you just have a bloody excellent day yeah? Tops work. Hang on, no, I remember one. A boy in my Year 10 (15y/o); class once said "you think you're hot shit but you're just a warm fart." I fell off my chair laughing it was THAT funny. 23yrs ago. I still think it's funny.
    From Tash in Bendigo. (That's in Australia)

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