"We've seen enough geeky cross-stitch projects to know that this craft has moved far beyond alphabets and 'Bless this mess' signs."Translation: Thank god hipsters came along and rescued cross-stitch from the old ladies who we continue to mischaracterize.
A friend of mine posted this link on facebook from io9 ("a daily publication that covers science, science fiction, and the future"). While I could do without the sentiment, it is a pretty amazing stitched piece by Cross Stitch Ninja who posted on the Sprite Stitch forum. It is a page from the Walking Dead comic. I'm glad it's getting all this attention, but gah, enough with the "cross-stitch is really twee" trope. I've had it.