Immortalizing the words of strong women, one stitch at a time

Free - The chart that launched the collection

Coco Chanel Quote Cross Stitch Chart-What She Said Stitches


This is the first chart I designed, the one that launched the What She Said Stitches collection. I designed and stitched it for my amazing kick-ass daughter who really was listening when her mother espoused all those feminist stances as she was growing up.

One day, when she was about 7 years old, she and her younger brother were playing a board game in the playroom when a difference of opinion occurred over a move she made. Her brother insisted she couldn't do that, and she was overheard answering back: "Yes, I can. I am a woman and I can do anything I want."

Okay, so maybe not the best interpretation of what she had been taught, but it was still heartening to hear her stand her ground about her right to determine her actions and not have them determined for her. Needless to say, further instruction from her father and I clarified the message for her.

This cross stitch project - a quote by the inimitable Coco Chanel - helped reinforce a more appropriate understanding. It is free, has always been free, and will always be free.

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