When I am not stitching beefcakes, obscenities, or gay things, I have a whole other life. I’m a doctoral student in literature. This year is my first year in twenty-three consecutive years of education not sitting in the classroom as a student. Instead, I am spending the year reading a whole group of books that I will take a grueling exam on in the Spring. This means that I spend a lot of time reading and taking notes. This process, so far, has been awesome. Nonetheless, I knew I couldn’t just let my exam year be like everyone else’s exam year. I needed a bad-ass notebook. Enter my big beefcake notebook. I used the pattern that I made for my beefcake pillows to embroider a beefcake on the notebook I’m taking my queer theory notes in. Studying never looked so sexy!
Welcome back to Summer Domestigays! So much has happened in the few months of my rap-act sabbatical. We have a lot to catch up on in the coming weeks. I promise we will catch up though. M’kay? Kay. Today, however, I mourn that I do not have a friend with a highly disposable income. If I did, I would have her or him order me this deliciousness: Melanie from Beeswax and Lavender (a great Gertrude and Alice reference for the literature dorks out there), sent it to me and my mouth immediately dropped! The Manly Art of Knitting! Need I say more? From what I’ve gathered, this (now) expensive and sixty-four page book/let by David Fougner. The book was published in 1972 by Threshold press, which is a British publisher. Maybe I’ll try my domestigay hand a prostitution—I hear you could make a lot there to afford this book. x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Also, you may have noticed I have a little obsession with Instagram. Want to see what’s happening before anyone else? Then follow me @domestigay!
When I say, “Crafty Girl” what do you think? I see a woman. In a cape. Brandishing a needle and thread. Running to save the world from destruction. ”Crafty Girl” just sounds like the most bad-ass domestigay super-hero there is, right? Well, that’s what D from Texas embroidered on a tote and tea towel for her crafty-girl friend for the holidays. Check out how awesome these are! And then, D also submitted this non-crafty girl memorabilia that has two too cute monkeys on it! Adorable, right? I think we should start an entire day of “crafty-girl” stuff on domestigay, don’t you? Crafty-girl Wednesdays, perhaps in which I can feature a cute craft or a girl craft like this! It’s pretty bad-ass. Now, let’s hang out and eat bananas like these monkeys for the rest of the day! X X X X X X X X X X X Are you stalkin’ me? Good. I heard that the minute you know you are over is when people quit stalking you! Go ahead, follow me on Twitter (@domestigay), on Facebook (facebook.com/domestigay), and on Instagram (domestigay). I don’t mind! In fact, submit stuff to me on these sites so I can keep domestigay goin’ with featured posts like this one!
Well, hello there. Where have you been? Here? You’ve been here, waiting for me to post? Well, I haven’t been here posting. I’ve been on adventures that have taken me from the mitten state (Michigan) to West Virginia to Texas and I’ve finally arrived back at Domestigay headquarters. I’m so sorry, that you’ve been waiting for a post for me for so long. To make it up, I have tons of great posts coming with free stuff for you for that special love day that’s coming up! So, grab a latte and let’s catch up. X X X X X X X X X X X X I finished my first semester in graduate school! Yay! But I couldn’t survive without stitching. So, late one night in my office I procrastinated by stitching. Looking around I realized there was nothing to stitch! *collective gasp* Using some ingenuity and creativity, I give you book-stitching (something I want to do for real now). X X X X X X X X X X X X X Now, remember how I said only one person was getting an embroidered gift this year (cause that’s all I could reasonably do), well here it is! My friend M is Russian and has two Russian tattoos (one says feminist in Russian, the other are nesting dolls). So, now she an embroidered tote of her tattoos! (you can get the pattern from Sublime Stitching here) X X X X X X X X X X X X And that brings us to the great state of Texas! J and I went to Texas. For New Year’s Eve we went to a B-Movie Ball. It was awful. The party was not happening—that is, [...]
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)