so I used to work for an interior design firm. sometimes I would take home fabric samples that we were clearing out of the library, thinking I would do something creative with them. most of them are still sitting around. I was looking at a couple of the commercial upholstery samples the other day and realized that the gridlike texture might work well for cross-stitch.
so this is kind of a test stitch. it was actually kind of a pain in the ass to work with, but I do like the way it looks.
my brother says this all the damn time.