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Scientifically Accurate Cross Stitched Microbes Perfect for Home Decor

Alicia Watkins cross stitches enormous microbes on to tiny little hoops. Hang botulism in your kitchen, to remind you to wash your hands after handling meat, or in your bathroom above the sink, after making sure it’s framed in such a way that the humidity of the room won’t damage her workmanship sorry was that dropping too much cross stitch knowledge on you I’ll stop.

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Pop Culture Cross Stitch To Hang On Your Wall

Etsy seller Alicia Watkins creates simple, charming cross stitches of your favorite geeky quotes and pop culture moments. The little signs, ranging from a “Brains Sweet Brains” sign to Star Trek and Douglas Adams homages, are sweet, and often humorous images that give us nerdy favorites with a hand stitched twist.

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Cross Stitch Your Heart Out With These Fandom Sprites

Has there ever been a more harmonious conflation of style and medium than the pixelated aesthetic popularized by early computer graphics and the comparatively ancient craft of cross-stitched embroidery? Perhaps the triple conflation of cross stitched sprites for popular cultural touchstones whether or not they’re related to video games. XStitchMyHeart has a great wealth of patterns for the cross stitchy nerd, or anyone who knows one.

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Elsewhere on the internet

Okay, Thanksgiving is Over, Now I Can Post These Hand-Crafted Rageface Christmas Ornaments

How do I love thee, Steotch and Subversive Cross Stitch? Is it how you make me ashamed that I haven’t started a new stitch project on the weekly? Yeah, it’s probably that.

The good news for those of you who are of various levels of stitchy inclination, there are three ways to get your hands on these. You can buy a PDF of the pattern (and use your own supplies), a kit of the ornament (including all necessary materials), or simply buy the ornaments from Etsy while supplies last.

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Beautiful Zelda Tapestry Cross-Stitched in Stop Motion

So, earlier this week my roommate finally gave me the motivation to, by voicing an affirmative desire for, starting to put together a cheery cross stitch sampler (bordered by curling vines and fruit) of Cave Johnson’s Combustible Lemons rant from Portal 2. Which lead me to r/crossstitch, which lead me to Sprite Stitch, which lead me to a forum thread on how to use free software called KG Chart to turn .jpgs into cross-stitch patterns, featuring this very pattern.

Naturally, I was delighted not only to see today that somebody had actually made it (Redditor Notpodell‘s wife), but that they’d done us the good turn of making it into that internet video crack cocaine: the time-lapse video. You can take a look at a bit of the the pattern below the jump.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Sesame Street Lantern Corps

This has been brought to you by the letters O and A! More Green Lantern mashups at The Uniblog.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Weaver in Waiting

“Weaver in Waiting” by Kevin Wada, at his blog.

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