Always Fighting Sword
(note: picture show has incorrect latin on it; correct image will be uploaded shortly)
The point of this patch was supposed to be that not everyone fights their battles with weapons, but this is the best I could do. It was completed for the Inktober prompt "sword." For those of you not familiar, the spoon as the hilt is to represent the "Spoon Theory" essay by Christine Miserandino. The essay explains units of energy as spoons- as in you have a limited supply of them to use per day. Specifically it is referring to those struggling with chronic illness (the essay is about her friend asking about Lupus). It is often used to describe mental illness, such as depression, as well as autoimmune disabilities.
The sword blade features a stitched set of runes saying "caput meum pugnans aeturnum,"
which is Latin for "My mind is always fighting/warring." I also have available a version that replaces "mind" with "body" ("corpus") for those with chronic illnesses that are not mental-related.
Patch measures 5" long and 1.25" wide at the cross-guard. Iron-on option is available and will come with instructions. Sew-on variety is intended to be sewn by machine.