XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Happy Halloween! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Hi, there! Today is Halloween! I hope that you have a fabulous, safe, and sane Halloween day! Now tell me, dear domestigay reader, what are you dressing up as this year? Send me pictures of your wonderful costumes and your celebrations! Here at domestigay headquarters we are both tricking and treating! So we’ll start with the treat. Now for the trick. If you turn out the lights, this piece glows in the dark! But it only says… One cross stitch, two messages! *note: because glow-in-the-dark thread does not photograph, I took this while it was a wip so you can “see” the trick! Related articles The Eve of Halloween (proper) (domestigay.net)
What is the gayest holiday on the calendar? HALLOWEEN! Many people associate Halloween with gore, monsters, zombies, witches, ghouls, trick-or-treating, pumpkins, the Great Pumpkin, kids dressed as vegetables or princesses (okay, maybe I am the only one who has ever gone trick-or-treating as a pea in a pod, but I was like four). Gay Halloween, however, is not these things. Gay Halloween is bat shit insane. Drag queens become super drag queens. Sequence shops go from red to black in one week. Glitter hangs over gay bars like smog in the city. This. This is Gay Halloween. But since moving and starting to get my Ph.D., I have missed Gay Halloween this year. It is also difficult to celebrate Gay Halloween when your partner lives eight driving hours away. We have yet to fully celebrate Halloween together. When we do, though, watch out. I have already made our costumes and they are under-wraps in my closet (unlike my sex-oo-al-itay). So, as the most fabulous-gay-friendly-happiest-most-wonderful-amazing holiday approaches, I plead to my domestigays to, please, be safe and sane. And guess what! That ol’ bat glows in the dark!
This cocktail series is getting annoying, huh? There is only one napkin left after this one. Did I mention that I actually had a dream last night that I found more cocktail napkins ready to be stitched? That is how I know my domestigay cock-tail napkins are getting out of hand! So without further ado… The Big Gay Umbrella Drink! The pattern for this napkin comes from Sublime Stitching’s Embroidered Effects. Don’t forget to submit your domestigay projects to email@example.com, on facebook, on twitter, by owl, by post, by pony express!
Hey, there, domestigayers! It’s time for the first-ever domestigay recipe. Meet Dana. Dana is a graduate student in Texas. Graduate students have a special place in my domestigay heart. Dana made this delicious-looking gazpacho soup, or as I like to call it, gayzpacho soup! Doesn’t it just look deeeelicious? Guess what! Dana from Texas also shared the recipe so you, too, can have gayzpacho soup! You domestigayers in the warmer climates will need to try this cold soup. X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X GAYZPACHO SOUP X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Chop: 1 onion 2 bell peppers (Dana did one green pepper and one yellow pepper) 1 fennel bulb and stems 3 cucumbers (peeled and seeded) 2 avocados mixed with the juice of 3 limtes Basil & Mint to taste Combine in a food processor and chop until smooth. Add red wine vinegar to taste. Add water if needed. X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Why haven’t YOU submitted your craft, cooking, knitting, cross stitch, embroidery, needlework, jewelry making, bedazzling, crochet, stitching, baking to domestigay yet? You can do it on Facebook, on twitter (@domestigay), or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, hi, there. You scared me. I’ve been so busy I forgot that I had a blog to update, stitching to do, knitting circles to attend, and people who are anxiously awaiting for the next domestigay installment. Okay, so maybe that last one is a stretch, but you get the idea. So welcome back to domestigay-goodness. It is October! Halloween is only a week away! So what is a domestigay to do when Halloween is a week a way? Stitch a pumpkin, of course. Okay, so I didn’t stitch a pumpkin, but I did stitch a funkin (a fake pumpkin). I used a free and spooky pattern from Sublime Stitching. Okay, so take a look. Yup. That’s it. Enjoy this pumpkin, now. I really am happy with the way it turned out. Now, I am working on some amazing cross-stitch for Halloween. I’ve determined that cross-stitch and embroidery will be the way to decorate my apartment since I am only here for five years. Okay, now to the next cocktail napkin! This time it is champagne! There are only two more cocktail napkins to stitch up! But I must do it after Halloween. So, now you must tell me, loyal reader. What are you craftin’ up these days? Tomorrow, I will be bringing you a great new recipe from a Texan domestigay!! Happy Saturday! Related articles I Need a Drink (domestigay.net)
What is this? TWO domestigay posts in ONE day? How can it be? Procrastination is the key! I love martinis. I almost had a martini last night called “Sexy Bartender,” but decided a gin and tonic was in order. Martinis are delicious. They can be even more delicious when consumed with a hand-stitched cocktail napkin. Check it out. Can you tell I was stressed when I stitched the bottom half? Look at how small those stitches are compared to the rest! I used a split stitch for the olive. I don’t like the split stitch very much because it never looks how I think it should look in my head. This is much closer to how I think it should look though. This pattern comes from the Sublime Stitching book. I tell ya, that Jenny Hart makes cool stuff. Cheers! Related articles I Need a Drink (domestigay.net) Dirty Martini Recipe (mademan.com)
Is this week almost over? This week has certainly been one of the most difficult, trying, stressful, and questionable weeks since the great migration to the Midwest. It’s time for a drink! So what does a good domestigay do when he has a stressful week? Embroider, of course! I am currently embroidering six cocktail napkins. Each cocktail napkin features a different drink. So, without further ado, I present the first of this series. This is my vodka-on-the-rocks glass. I call it this as opposed to an old-fashioned glass because the colors really remind me of the Absolut vodka bottle—silver, grey, blue. I hope you like it—the vodka, not the embroidery. The first picture in this post shows the napkin itself. I got the napkins, of course, from Sublime Stitching. You cannot get these napkins anymore. BUT, there are a whole set of new cocktail napkins at Sublime Stitching you can get. I want to get them in blue and black. If you want to embroider your own cocktail napkins, you can order them here and get a free pattern for them from here. Did I mention how much I love Jenny Hart? I think she saved my life. The pattern that I used for this comes from Jenny Hart’s first book, Sublime Stitching. I like the simple patterns in it, but I prefer her second book (to come in a later cocktail post) for directives and projects. On another note, I’m really excited about the coming week for domestigay! Domestigay will be getting a great face-lift and I can’t wait to revamp the website. That means that if you are reading this in a RSS feeder or in your e-mail, you MUST come visit when [...]
I embroidered a domestigay shirt. Actually it is just a shirt with a domestigay-friendly embroidery on it. Take a look. I like this shirt a lot. Oh, you want to know more about the stitching? Okay. As the beefcake says, “Alright, Mr. Domestigay, I’m ready for my close-up.” I don’t know if you can tell through this picture, but the water is made out of metallic thread. I like to look at the metallic thread. I do not like to stitch with it. It is very specific. It is a summer shirt, I know. The weather has been cold here, I know. This shirt is now a winter shirt. Because I said so. It is hopeful for the days of beefcakes on the beach. I have not been to the gym in a very l-o-n-g time. Maybe this shirt can give me the kick I need to go back to the gym. Last night I had dinner with a gay friend. At one point we talked about the gym. Breeders don’t understand the gym like homosexuals do. Homosexuals have notoriously used the gym (especially the locker room) as a cruising* ground. The inherent homosociality of the locker rooms add a heightened awareness to homosexuals in the gym. My dinner friend and I thought it is interesting that both of us refuse to use (on campus) gyms where we may see students or colleagues. We wondered why. Could it be because the connotations of the gym in gay life? Could it be because of the way the gym functions as a type of temple for gay men? After all, gays go regularly in an attempt to better themselves—not unlike religious breeders who go to church regularly [...]