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taciturn-metronome:

[INTERNAL SCREAMING]

So three and a half years of balancing school and THIS THING. That “abyssal commission” I would never shut up about? THIS IS FUCKING IT.

FORTY-FOUR THOUSAND CROSS-STITCHES.

Zack Fair & Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy 7, AS COMMISSIONED BY A FRIEND FROM HIGH SCHOOL. The only piece of information I have left of her besides her name is her address, so I’ll have to hand-deliver it.

Still, I hope this doesn’t go unnoticed. It was an emotional roller-coaster working on this thing, and its completion is very important to me.

megabeeprime:

Bad time to run out of black thread.

infantswine:

Okay so cross stitch keeps coming up on my dash and I’m taking it as a sign so next time I have some extra money I’m getting the shit I need to try it out.

The things you need to start are

  • Fabric: something like Aida or Evenweave is best because they have holes in equal intervals so you don’t have to guesstimate where to stitch. Aida 14 (14 stitches to an inch) is generally suggested for beginners.
  • Thread (and needles!): 6 strand embroidery thread works best, though it’s suggested to only use 2 or 3 strands at a time. As for the needles, a blunt tipped one will do ya and I prefer those. However, if the pattern you’re using has quarter stitches, you’ll probably want a sharper tipped needle too. :Bb
  • Stitching hoop: alternatively, a snap frame or scroll frame (I swear by my snap frame tbh), but most people start with hoops. They’re available in wood or plastic - wood is cheaper but tends to splinter if you’re not careful. 
  • A pattern: kind of important so you know where to stitch, what colors to get or anything like that. |D;
  • (optional) a pen: I use one to mark what I’ve stitched on my pattern chart, but you don’t have to if you don’t need it. uvu

All of these can be found at craft stores, usually near your knitting and crochet supplies! Though geeky patterns are hard to come by, admittedly, so if you want some of those, you’ll have to search online and print them off. Some patterns online are free, though ones you pay for are fairly common, too. There are also kits that include all the things you need to make a pattern in many stores and sometimes on Etsy too. :Bb

Hope this helps! /o/

benadrylthegoodstuff:

Old Woman Josie has not called, but intern Dana said that Old Woman Josie updated her Facebook page with an Instagram of some runestones. Dana has been furiously translating these symbols, and her best guess is that they say ‘They come in twos. You come in twos. You and you. Kill your double.’

Starting the last third of my Welcome to Night Vale stitch set is this lovely little one. Only three more to go! When I was thinking up patterns for the set, I kept coming back to this episode again and again, and I knew I just had to do it.

I found the font free through Google, and the sillhouettes were based on an image found through a Google search for ‘person pointing’, haha. I’m really very pleased with how this turned out, with the mirrored images and reversed colors. Yeah. I like it a lot.

Pattern was stitched on 14-count plastic mesh and measures 4 x 6.

gaelic-bluebells:

Does anyone know how to turn a photo into a cross stitch pattern? I want to do a Cross Stitch of my dog Jessie who died two years ago, she was my childhood dog and I want to do a cross stich of her that will be framed and hung on the wall.

I use a freeware program called kg-stitch to convert images. I mostly use video game sprites but it can work for photos too. :B

nerdlauren:

"There were once three brothers who were traveling along a lonely winding road at twilight.
In time the brothers reached a river too deep to wade through and too dangerous to swim across. However, these brothers were learned in the magical arts and so they simply waved their wands and made a bridge appear across the treacherous water. They were halfway across it when they found their path blocked by a hooded figure.
And Death spoke to them. He was angry that he had been cheated out of three new victims, for travelers usually drowned in the river. But Death was cunning. He pretended to congratulate the three brothers upon their magic, and said that each had earned a prize for having been clever enough to evade him.
So the oldest brother, who was a combative man, asked for a wand more powerful than any in existence: a wand that must always win duels for its owner, a wand worthy of a wizard who had conquered Death! So Death crossed to an elder tree on the banks of the river, fashioned a wand from a branch that hung there, and gave it to the oldest brother.
Then the second brother, who was an arrogant man, decided that he wanted to humiliate Death still further, and asked for the power to recall others from Death. So Death picked up a stone from the riverbank and gave it to the second brother, and told him that the stone would have the power to bring back the dead.
And then Death asked to the third and youngest brother what he would like. The youngest brother was the humblest and also the wisest of the brothers, and he did not trust Death. So he asked for something that would enable him to go forth from that place without being followed by Death. And Death, most unwillingly, handed over his own Cloak of Invisibility.
Then Death stood aside and allowed the three brothers to continue on their way, and they did so talking with wonder of the adventure they had had, and admiring Death’s gifts.
In due course the brothers separated, each for his own destination.”

princesslynne:

Baby’s first cross stitch. In honor of the premier of #GirlMeetsWorld, my favorite quote from #BoyMeetsWorld.
@bensavage @dfishel @rowanblanchardxx @sabrinacarpenter @augustmaturo @coreyfogelmanis @peytonmeyer

siouxsiestitches:

I made a handy chart for all your protest crafting needs

ellipses-and-interrobangs:

So… I made a thing. 

The purple looks better in person I swear

It doesn’t feel finished though. Anyone have any suggestions as to what else I can add?

angrychiroptera:

/seductively cross stitches

/seductively and repeatedly stabs self with needle

/curses seductively

funinstitches:

My new cross stitch, can’t take credit for the Anchor, but the overall design is one of my own :)

homethelongwayaround:

Here’s the pattern I made for the super awesome livinginnightvale! This is the 18ct version, which will be 5”x7” on 18 count aida. I’ll post the one for her specifically here in a second!

betterthanatidyidleness:

"My grandmother used to embroider pillows with the phrase ‘Reach your full productive potential.’ I loved those pillows so much she sold one to me!”

(I am so glad they released part A of the second anniversary special ‘cause now I can share this without spoiling anything.)

happypanda89:

Finally finished. What do you think?