Generally speaking, I’m not big into arts and crafts. Writing is my creative outlet, and my hands shake too much for most kinds of artwork. However, cross-stitch is something I can do, and it’s something relaxing and fun that can be done while watching a movie or TV show in the evenings. However, I often get bored with most cross-stitch designs, because there’s not a lot out there that interests me. So I set out to see if I could find one based on the TV show Firefly. (I previously did one based on the Dick Tracy poster, which I might post sometime in the future.)
The character designs all came from this site (men here and women here), which I then copied into a cross-stitch software package. I then added the logo, the quote, and got everything arranged the way I wanted. You should have heard my internal monologue about which characters should be next to each other.
Anyway, I finished it recently and decided instead of hanging it in my house, I could donate it to our local Can’t Stop the Serenity showing. For those who don’t know, CSTS is a worldwide, annual charity screening of Serenity (usually paired with something else by Joss Whedon, like Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog). The proceeds go to Equality Now, a group dedicated to ending violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. Often the screenings will also generate money for local groups with a similar theme.
So if you’re in Tucson this Saturday and come to CSTS at the historic Fox Theatre, you might be able to win my cross-stitch!