Desert Bus Cross Stitch Sampler
Created & Donated by Sarah Overall
Commemorate ten whole years of Desert Bus madness with this hand-made, cross stitched sampler. Featuring a popular meme from each year of the fundraiser (plus a few extras), now you can be nostalgic for past Desert Buses all year round rather than just in November. The piece also doubles as a handy reference guide: Did Paul really shave his beard all the way back in DB2? What year did the doge overlay happen? How much money did DB4 raise? Now you won’t have to guess anymore!
This piece has been custom framed in conservation masterpiece acrylic, which is lightweight and shatterproof. It has UV protection, reduces reflections, and doesn’t attract dust. From left to right, top to bottom (roughly), the memes are:
DB1: Is it safe?
DB2: Paul shaves his beard after the DB1 donation total is passed
DB3: Caramelldansen! So much dansen.
DB4: The tradition of “taking people to the store” begins
DB5: Play Minecraft, watch Top Gear, get pig
DB6: Whale plaid!
DB7: The overlay is taken over by doge-speak
DB8: Matt makes a splash in the Bus King Pageant
DB9: Frank the puppet stands in for Bill when he’s unable to attend
This project is a result of roughly 180 hours of work and an enormous amount of love. Special thanks to the Video Strike Team, Andrew Ferguson, and the people who run the Desert Bus wiki for their fantastic documentation and archives, and to Featherweight for designing Bus King Matt and for his feedback.
About the Artist:
Sarah has been a crafter since her early teens and a geek since she learned how to read, so it was only a matter of time till she found a way to combine the two. She mostly works with embroidery, but has also learned crochet (inspired by other people’s amazing Desert Bus donations) and likes to dabble in other crafts. Sarah also works as an editor, where she gets to be a geek about the English language. This is her seventh year contributing to the craft-along and her ninth watching Desert Bus.