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Week 26: Vex Destroyer

Happy Monday!

I hope this last week of March finds you all well. I’ve been battling allergies all week, you know, sneezing and realizing how much you took breathing normally for granted — yay spring? (Actually, I love spring — the longer days, the green trees and the flowers everywhere.)

Anyway, this week’s emblem is Vex Destroyer which will make you Titan fans happy. Don’t worry Warlocks and Hunters, your turn will be coming up in the next few weeks. The colors you need are: 453, 611, 3021, and 3799 (I used 3787, but it’s one of those exclusive colors so 3799 is much easier to find, and since it’s been used in a previous emblem, you should already have it on hand.)

Download the chart!

Now I’m off to catch up with last week’s emblem and work on this week’s emblem. Emblems everywhere! Honestly, I don’t know what I’m going to do with my crafting time in September when this is all over. Probably more emblems, ROFL

If you have any questions, please drop me a line. And, as always, be sure to check out the #destiny2cal hashtag on your social media platform of choice.

Happy Crafting,
Jess 😀 😀

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Week 6: Lost Sectors

Happy Monday!

I have to admit that I’m sort of cheating this week. Kind of. I offered to make a cross-stitching piece for a charity giveaway and decided, hey, I could bump up the timeline (this was originally going to be week 8’s emblem) and save my brain from having to do another emblem within the week. (Four of the same kind was, well, boring, LOL)

So, you guys have options this week! Freedom! Pick out your favorite — make one! Make them all! (But know that in terms of the final layout, I only have one Lost Sector emblem in the piece so you would have three extra emblems floating around if you did decide to make them all.)

Because I shifted the order around slightly, the colors for this week weren’t on the massive list I sent out a few weeks ago. The colors you’ll need are:

Io (red): 606, 312, 814, 3047
Earth (brown): 434, 610, 3371, 3047
Nessus (green): 166, 3347, 3345, 3047
Titan (blue): 518, 312, 311, 3047

The chart (I uploaded the red one, but the pattern is exactly the same for all of the Lost Sector emblems). The first number is the top color, the second is the middle, the third is the bottom color, the last color is the symbol itself.

I also have the colors needed for the next six weeks: 166, 310*, 334, 471, 791, 825, 833, 973, 996*, 3746, 3755, 3857, white*. If you want to see if you might have some colors kicking around your place that are similar to the colors needed, you can always try using an online color chart, like this one.

*These colors have been used in previous weeks.

As always, you guys continue to inspire me as I look at the #destiny2cal tag. Seriously, I’m so glad there are a group of us working together on this looooong project. It helps keep the creative train running! 😀 This week’s pic is from crossroadssiren. And remember to keep checking out that hashtag!

As a reminder, all newsletters which have the previous emblems, instructions, legal stuff, introduction, etc. are available on the main newsletter page. And if you’re having trouble receiving these newsletters, make sure to check your spam folder. As always. if you have any questions, drop them my way.  

Happy Crafting!
Jess 😀 😀

Week 5: Pushing Forward

Happy Monday!

I promise you, I didn’t pick this week’s emblem because Wolfenstein 2 came out last Friday. At least, not on a conscious level. But, really, when you look at it, it kind of says “Wolfenstein” with the color scheme, LOL

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I’m sorry. There is more white stitching on white aida this week. Use good lighting and try not to cry and shout when you inevitably stitch the same square because you couldn’t see the stitch you made previously. Or maybe that’s just me who does that.

If you notice, there is a slight difference between my pic and the chart — that’s because I am tinkering with the charts until I send them out to the masses. I’ll go back and update mine (maybe), but the sun is going down and I’m not battling daylight to take more pictures.

Hey look! I didn’t forget the chart this week!

Link to the Chart

As always, I love seeing all of the progress you all are making. And I’m always excited to see how each of you are making this project your own — whether you’re stitching them together or individually, adding or changing colors that you prefer, or stitching them out of order, I love it.

As a reminder, all newsletters which have the previous emblems, instructions, legal stuff, introduction, etc. are available on the main newsletter page. And if you’re having trouble receiving these newsletters, make sure to check your spam folder. As always, if you have any questions, drop them my way.

Happy Crafting,
Jess

Week 4: Adventurous Spirit

Happy Monday!

If you follow me on Twitter, then you know, despite the hour, I didn’t forget about the newsletter; it’s just been an interesting past few days. But, I got through it and now it’s onto the emblem. This week is Adventurous Spirit, or the bane of my existence, as I started calling it.


It’s really not that difficult of a pattern, but I started off using an old version of the chart. Then as I started testing it, I realized one of the colors the program picked was super wrong. (Looked wonderful on the screen — in real life? Not so much.) Basically, I became an expert in frogging over the weekend.

Anyway, there is a color update for this week that wasn’t in the list I sent out a couple of weeks ago, 869. But, any light brown that shows enough contrast against the orange will work. The other colors you’ll need are white, 976, and 3033. And yes, the order of my emblems are different than what you have. Oops. That’s what happens when I suddenly decide to change my mind about which emblem to make for the week, LOL.


Be sure to check out/use the #destiny2cal posts. They are all amazing. This week’s pic comes from vycee25 over on Instagram. If you are alright with me posting your pic in the newsletter, let me know if you haven’t already done so.

Download the chart

As a reminder, all newsletters which have the previous emblems, instructions, legal stuff, introduction, etc. are available here. And if you’re having trouble receiving these newsletters, make sure to check your spam folder. As always. if you have any questions, drop them my way. 

Happy Crafting,
Jess 😀 😀

Week 3: Try the Special

Happy Monday! (Is that an oxymoron?)

​This week’s emblem is Try the Special. You knew ramen had to make its way onto the emblem collection, right? I mean, thanks to the marketing, it’s the like unofficial food of Destiny 2. This week’s colors are 310, 600, 996, and white, but again, if you have something kicking around your house that’s close, go for it.

On a side note, I always use three strands when I work with black thread on white aida. I loathe seeing the white peeking through (conversely, I use 3 strands of white on black aida), so if you notice your square has a little more white showing through the black, that is probably what’s going on.

Download link for this week’s pattern

Amazing goodness is coming from the #destiny2cal tag. Seriously, if you need a boost of encouragement, just go look and see what your fellow crafters are doing. I love seeing all the progress! ❤ I would really like to start linking back to some of your work, so if you don’t mind me using your picture (with credit/link back to your pic, of course) in a future newsletter, please let me know either as a reply to this or drop me a message on Twitter or IG.

As a reminder, all newsletters which have the previous emblems, instructions, legal stuff, introduction, etc. are available here. And if you’re having trouble receiving these newsletters, make sure to check your spam folder. As always. if you have any questions, drop them my way. 

Happy crafting!
Jess 😀 😀

One Stitch, Two Stitch…

A few weeks ago, when Babe and I were watching The Punisher, an idea for a cross-stitch popped in my head.

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I wanted to make the Punisher skull.

That, in and of itself, is nothing surprising. But, I also knew I wanted to use glow in the dark thread’s amazing power to do something so nerdy, so awesome, that I could hardly wait to start the project.

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Laziness settled in and it took me a couple of weeks to actually make the chart, but once I did, it was off to the races. Less than a week later, this sucker was done.

Originally, I had made the skull look like the normal Punisher logo. It wasn’t until the last night of working on it that I decided to make it look more like the Netflix Punisher logo (which I think looks so much better).

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So, if you want to make your own, this is what you’ll need:

Black aida cloth (I used 14 count, but you can use whatever)
DMC colors: white and E940 (Please note, do not use B5200. It is too bright and you can see the difference in white tones which spoils the glow in the dark surprise)
The chart

(The squares marked white is for the glow in the dark thread. The green squares marks where the white goes. I know it seems a little confusing, but the idea was that I wanted anything that glows to be in white so I had an idea of what it would look like in the dark. Also, if you don’t want to include the text, then just ignore the green squares and stitch everything with the glow in the dark thread.)

If you decide to tackle this, I’d love to know. If you have any questions, please let me know. As always, happy crafting!

Week 2: Planet of Peace


Happy Monday!

​So, before we get into this week’s emblem, which is Planet of Peace, I wanted to bring up a couple of things.

First, if you are looking for a pattern for a border to fit the 14″ x 18″ size I mentioned in the first newsletter, you can find it here. The color of the border is your choice, but I would remind everyone that there are A LOT of different colors going on with all of the emblems, so a neutral color might be the best option. (If I end up stitching one, I’m probably going to go for a really pale grey.)


(If you’re wondering why there is such a huge gap between the two designs it’s because I started another emblem, then decided I wanted to do this one for week 2.)

​Another thing is that I’ve realized that some of you A.) don’t want to have to make a trek to a craft store once a week or B.) don’t have a full set of DMC colors (I don’t either, LOL). So, I’m going to go ahead and give the tentative list of colors you’ll need for the next eight weeks. I say tentative because if a more time-sensitive emblem comes along, then it will take priority over the ones I have planned.

​Anyway, the color list for the next eight weeks are: 154, 310, 321, 600, 676, 733, 781, 820, 921, 976, 996, 3033, and white. For this week’s emblem you’ll need 321, 996, and white. Of course, feel free to use any substitutes as you see fit.

Download link for the chart

For those of you who have started, congrats! I’ve been stalking the #destiny2cal tag and it’s so wonderful seeing all the progress. For those of you who haven’t started, no worries! This craft-a-long is really low key and it’s supposed to be fun. As a reminder, the most easiest way to find your emblems is to use the #destiny2cal tag.

Also, all previous newsletters which have the previous emblems, instructions, legal stuff, introduction, etc. are available here. And if you’re having trouble receiving these newsletters, make sure to check your spam folder. As always. if you have any questions, drop them my way.

Happy crafting!
Jess 😀 😀

Week 1: Jacobson’s Staff


So, if you guys follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram, you saw me working on this emblem this past week. (Don’t worry, from now on, I don’t plan to post any sneak peeks on the upcoming emblems — except, maybe, a close up because we know I can’t resist those, LOL)

​You’ll need four colors for this emblem: dark grey, light grey, dark pink, and light pink. The DMC colors I used were 645, 648, 815, and 335.

And of course, you’ll need the chart


Assuming you are working on 14 count aida cloth, when you’re finished, you’ll have a 2″ emblem, ready to show off to the masses. Remember to use the #Destiny2CAL, if you would like.

Now I’m off to work on next week’s emblem. If you have any questions, just drop me a line. (I will probably respond the most quickly on Twitter (@craftinggeek) — TweetDeck, it works wonders, I tell you.)

Happy Crafting!
Jess 😀 😀

Destiny Craft-a-long: Week 0



You’ve made the wise decision to take part of the Destiny 2 Emblem Craft-a-long, you clever person, you! Just in case you’re wondering what in the world you signed yourself up for, the goal is that by the end of this club which will end in September of 2018, we will have 48 different emblems patterns that you can create to make the world a more geeky place.

Each Monday, I’ll be sending out a newsletter with the pattern and color key of an emblem from Destiny 2. For those of you who are planning to stitch along, please be aware that I’m going to be using DMC colors since that’s what I stitch with. (I’ll be talking more about colors later on.)

​The supply list for this club is a little unusual due to the fact that this project is so customizable. I have heard from some of you who plan to stitch one large project with all 48 emblems while other plan on making each emblem in a little hoop or as individual project. Others are making perlers and some are crocheting the designs. 

So, for those of you who want to make one large cross-stitching project, you will need a 20″ x 24″ piece of  14 count aida cloth. Each emblem will be a 2″ square. So, with the border the final project will measure 14″ x 18″, assuming you’re using 14 count cloth.

​Concerning the colors, well, for those of you who don’t have a ton of different shades of threads — have fun going to the craft store! Seriously, with all the different styles of the emblems, there are A LOT of different colors. However, if you have a color that’s close to the pattern already, please, feel free to use that color instead of what is on the color key.

​Part of the fun of taking part of a craft-a-long club is to show off your progress, see how others in the group are doing, and basically be like, “Come on! You can stitch that bowl of ramen! You’ve got this!” If you want, feel free to use the hashtag #Destiny2CAL on whatever social media floats your boat and don’t forget to check that hashtag out too.

​The legal stuff. Don’t sell this pattern. The charts can be used for personal use only, unless you get permission from Bungie as per their rules concerning intellectual property which you can read about here: https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/45842

​I’m sure I’m forgetting about a million things. To be honest, I was woefully unprepared for how many of you wonderful people wanted to take part of this. Please drop me a line here, via my email (thecraftinggeek@gmail.com), or on Twitter or Instagram (@CraftingGeek) if you have any questions. 

Happy crafting!
Jess 😀 😀

What a Wonder-ful Cross-Stitch

It started with a tweet

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It ended with Spykles offering to do a collaboration with me. He makes FANTASTIC pixel art and I knew that he would make something amazing so I could cross-stitch it.

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If you do decide to tackle the design, please give him proper credit. These are the colors I used for the pattern:

Artwork by Spykles
E3852, E301, E436, E3685, E168, 221, 310, 336, 415, 434, 435, 803, 945

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Obviously, I used metallic threads, but if you want to save your sanity (or a few bucks), then you just use the DMC colors (3852, 301, 436, 3685). It’s a fairly quick project — you could probably finish in a weekend without stressing out too much.

If you decide to tackle it, I’d love to know! And as always, happy crafting!