Cross stitch shennanigans

Cross Stitch Triptic
My mom always says she doesn’t know what to get me for christmas, so last year I told her I wanted a counted cross stitch kit. She sent me this one specifically. I had done cross stitch before and had the idea that it would be fun to stitch pixel art like game sprites. But before I embarked on that I wanted to stitch an actual kit for practice. It took a lot of time to complete and I would listen to books on tape while I stitched. I finished the project off by changing the original text to a well known rap lyric. Thanks, Mom.

Zoidberg colorway
I was alarmed at how long it took me to complete (I set it down for a few months). To prove to myself that I could turn something around quickly, I immediately started on a smaller project. The finale of season 6 of Futurama featured a segment that was drawn in an 8bit style. I took a promotional image from it and sliced out the Zoidberg character. I redrew the image since it had compression artifacts. I used a free online converter to generate the pattern and pick the colors. It only took an afternoon to stitch and I finished it with a popular meme because when you need a new project… why not Zoidberg? I repeated this with Bender.

It’s been fun and I’ll probably do more Futurama characters but I haven’t decided where to go from there. My mom also included the world’s simplest cross stitch pillow case that I remember working on as a kid. Four generations have failed to complete it so far… I guess I could continue the tradition. I’ll continue to upload my work to Flickr.

One Response to “Cross stitch shennanigans”

  1. Shut up and take my money. Please sell me that Get Money.

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