The Walking Dead Cross Stitch

Remember how I was so pleased to have finished my Avengers Assemble cross stitch last week? Well it turns out that I needed a new project to fill the void it left in my crafty life. Enter my new obsession: The Walking Dead cross stitch.

the walking dead cross stitch
pattern from PixyStitching

Before you go any further, to really understand the reference above you’l need to have watched at least the first season of The Walking Dead. Cliff Notes version: The main character Rick (the guy who’s secretly in love with Kiera Knightly in Love Actually) is married to a woman names Lori who couldn’t be a worse companion to be stuck with during a zombie apocalypse. I’m not even sure she would be any better on a food shop. During the first couple of seasons, a couple of characters ask Rick what he’s up to and he either replies with ‘Stuff’ or ‘Things.’ The kicker come when useless Lori is bugging Rick to ‘talk’ about her rampant infidelity. Rick clearly has more important things on his mind (like keeping the group from becoming lunch) and he eventually snaps and comes out with this excellent line: “I’m doing stuff, Lori. Things.”


Still don’t get it? Well when you hear it in the very British actors Atlanta (?) drawl it spawns an excellent meme which can be used in a variety of situations.

So what better way to frame these immortal words than in cross stitch? I plan on hanging the finished piece on the door to my craft room. That way when Ian is asking what I’m up to in there, he’ll have his answer before he even crosses the threshold! I’m fairly powering through with it having already mostly finished the border.

the walking dead stuff and things cross stitch progress

Funnily enough this has been my go-to project whilst watching the new episodes of The Walking Dead. Is it just me or is this season a bit of a dud? Don’t get me wrong, I still watch it religiously but this definitely isn’t my favourite season. Here’s hoping they’re just lulling us into a false sense of security in time for something unbelievable to happen in the coming weeks!


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