Anyway, now that I have all of that rubbish out of the way, it's time to post the last pattern, at least for now, in my set of giant Polar Bear Cafe cross stitch patterns! (I still might go back and make Llama, because that would be kind of cool.) For today, I have a pattern of Sasako, the only human who works at Polar Bear's Cafe, because she seemed like she would be a good addition to the set. The pattern is 160 stitches tall, so for this blog, at least, it's pretty big. The details are not extreme, though, and neither is the color count, so it should still be a relatively easy project. I don't imagine that stitching her skirt will be very exciting, but I also know some people like stitching giant monochrome blocks, so for someone out there, maybe this is an advantage. Anyway, I hope that you guys like this pattern!
This weekend, I also started a giant stitching project for myself, using a design from the Mario Paint strategy guide. I'd made a lot of stuff from it before, but never one of the big projects, so right now, the 16 by 16 square stamps feel like odd units to stitch from. It doesn't help that the center of this project is the most boring part of it by a longshot. For now, though, all I can do is stitch knowing that eventually, this dull blob of gray will be a hideously colorful and incredibly dated looking piece of Nintendo memorabilia. For now, marvel at this square, half-stitched gray mass! (It is done on 18-count fabric with DMC floss.)