NES StitchAlong 2017
If you're not familiar with the concept, it's quite simple - Everyone gets the newest section of the pattern every month, and the goal is to finish that section before the next comes out. Over the course of a year, your end result is a big, awesome cross stitch, completed in simple bite-size pieces! We will have a special hashtag that will let you share your progress and see what others are doing on social media, and grow our awesome Armada Designs community!
The theme of the StitchAlong will be one of my favorite stitchin' subjects - video games! This design will be dedicated to original NES games, those pixels that wash you with a wave of nostalgia as soon as you see them. The ones that you see a screenshot and suddenly say, "I remember that game! That game was awesome!"
I am a big fan of OPTIONS, and not everyone's gamer upbringing was the same, so here's how it is going to work - there are 24 TOTAL block designs, not 12. Every month, all participants will receive TWO new blocks for the month. You have the option of picking and choosing your 12, so you end up with four rows of three blocks featuring your favorite choices, OR you can double your size and get a massive(ly awesome) NES sampler of all 24 blocks! Or, honestly, you can do as many as you want to make it whatever size you want. All blocks will be the same size and can be arranged in any way you like. I will start out sending some of the most iconic games in early months, to be sure no one is stuck without a block they want to stitch that month!