Pardon my bad Photoshopping, but MY OH MY I couldn’t believe that the best of the Chrisses (besides my Chris) talked to W Magazine about his love for cross stitch:
“I remember doing cross stitch and for whatever reason, anything for me as a kid, I had a lot of trouble kind of focusing on one task and sitting still. I was pretty active. But anything really detailed where I had to sort of physically and mentally be involved and anything could hold my attention was a big plus for my parents, in particular. For some reason, cross stitch was one that I enjoyed.”
Yas! Cross stitch is good for all of that, you’re so right. What were you saying again? I feel faint.
As Michelle N. said on our Facebook page: “wonder how many times he got a Thor finger.” ZING!
We have so many options for fall and Halloween. The most popular, taking the internet by storm, is this one – based on the hilarious McSweeney’s article.
But there’s more! Available as kits and PDFs. Check the NEW page for all the latest.
And in PDFs:
Quite a collection! Get to it, time’s a wastin’!
I don’t know much about this except what little I could find online. Apparently it’s a cross stitch bombing in Valencia, Spain:
“Lope de Vega of Valencia Square is located in the heart of the city, between Plaza de la Reina and Plaza Redonda. Although it is small, has a significant flow of neighbors and especially tourists, they walk through the old town in groups. For several months, also it has a new attraction: a facade decorated with cross stitch.
It is the work of Raquel Rodrigo, Valencian designer, 30, who last November participated in the Festiva Intramurs. Her work decorated the facade of the store of a bar/restaurant, Ocho y Medio, in Lope de Vega square. And there it has remained since. Hundreds of tourists and locals pass by Lope de Vega square every day. And many of them are amazed at how unusual to find cross stitch decorating a wall.”
Oh, and here’s a video!
Great article from Yahoo DIY today about Needlepoint here.
You know, any of my patterns can be turned into needlepoint. For example, the two pillows above that Urban Outfitters produced a year or so ago — these came from cross stitch designs of mine. You can always add more in the foreground if you don’t want to stitch a lot of the same color background. Experiment, jazz it up! See what happens! And send me photos if you do. Happy New Year!