New Game! (MNSFW)
A lot of people who read this site make samplers. I know, because I’ve bought them.
While the above pieces were made free-hand, patterns are often very important to the cross-stitcher. In fact, there are over 16,000 patterns for sale on Etsy right now (or 30, not counting Disney copyright infringements).
And so it was with great delight that I came upon My Photo Stitch; a website that converts any jpg into a cross-stitch pattern, for free!
It’s easy to do.
1. Select the image you want made into a cross-stitch pattern
2. Choose the size of the finished piece, and how many threads you want to use
3. Upload your image
Isn’t that fantastic?
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
Because I don’t believe in leaving well enough alone, here’s what we’re going to do.
Go to My Photo Stitch and upload your best idea for a sampler. Take a screen cap of the thumbnail, and leave it in the comments.
I’ll choose one I like best, and pay you to make it for me. The finished piece will take its place in our Pantheon of useless and upsetting objects.
But you don’t have to sew to play. If you come up with the winning pattern don’t do cross-stitching, I’ll give you $50 and pay someone else to make the piece.
It’s a win/win, except without the winning part.
NOTE: Patterns are purged from the system after about 30 minutes, so make sure you download yours or you’ll have to make it again if you win