News stories about cross-stitch brought to me by my Google aggregator have been backing up in my inbox since I spent so long off the blog. I have so many stories to share, I'm going to have to break it up.
Classify these stories under cross-stitch makes its way into other art forms:
Murals: Ah, cross-stitch "a nod to old traditions." But the stairs have become art.
Tattoos: someone has aggregated cross-stitch style tattoos from Instagram. And there are some pretty good ones!
Concert Posters Featuring an illustrator who makes making cross-stitch designs harder than it has to be (dude, there's software!), who outsources the actual stitching (grr), and throw in a reference to the ancient ancientness of cross stitchers, this article isn't as happy-making as we might like. This is also the guy who did the 30-foot Star Wars panel (which I reported on earlier). And as usual, the reporter couldn't keep the old ladies out of it:
Old Lady Count: Eleventy-million? I think I officially lost count in 2010."The idea is that cross-stitching is a hobby usually carried out in the home for an ornament or in memory of a special occasions within family life, which Guestar hopes home concerts will become a part of. We’re not sure who younger than the age of 65 actually cross-stitches anymore, but we love the idea."
Thanks for your lovely comments on Christian's Stocking. I'm waiting for the beads to come in, which I hope is super soon! I've blinged-out two of the other stockings. I'm getting there!