Years ago I used to cross stitch. I made several projects for wedding presents, you know, with the couple's names and wedding date in some pretty pattern. But for some reason I got out of the habit of cross-stitching for a while.
Now, I think cross stitch is cooler than ever! This is helped in great part by all the fun patterns I've been discovering lately. One shop that has tons of cute patterns is The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I made this Toast BFFs project from one of their patterns.
Another fun cross stitch project I made is this super cute and geeky one of the Star Trek TNG characters. The pattern was not made specifically for cross-stitching, but is one of iotacon's pixel designs. The simplified and squared off characters work great for translating onto aida cloth.
I really love all the geeky patterns out there for cross-stitch. Here's a free one for Doctor Who's David Tennant. And another one I want to make from Day of the Tentacle. There's lots of Etsy shops with great patterns, too. I love the pixel people of weelittlestitches (new Star Wars ones available!) as well as the nerdy stitch options of bombastitch (like this TRON one).
Ah, the simple pleasure of stitching tiny Xs that turn into fabulously cute and geeky things. Don't you think cross stitch is cool?