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Posts by F.P. Molina

I make things, sometimes good things, sometimes weird things, mostly nerdy things. I like shows with wormholes, and nano-viruses, and Winchesters. I've been called a cat whisperer, I prefer dogs.

The Great Pumpkin is Comming!  5

Hello my stitchers! The leaves are turning and the sweaters are coming out, the best time of the year. It also means that Halloween is coming!

When I was a kid their were 3 things that made Halloween great; Free Candy, the fact that the house on 4th Street gave out cotton candy, and the Charlie Brown Halloween Special.

One year my dad didn’t have to work so he took me trick-or-treating. This was a big deal and I was super excited about it, but lost time and didn’t have a costume come beggars night. I’m not sure how it happened, but I ended up wearing a bunch of my dad’s clothes and my mom drew a beard on my face with an eyeliner pencil. I was so excited to be my dad and was beaming when I went up to the first few doors. Then, as my dad says, I came up to my dad and asked “Dad, what’s a hobo?”

By the time I got to high school Tim Burton was making films and my art teacher let us watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, and a new cross-holiday tradition was born. So today I have a handful of knitting pillow charts from my two Halloween traditions, past and not-as-past.

Be safe this Halloween and remember to check your candy for hidden razor blades and chain saws!

Enjoy!

-Molina
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Charlie and Snoopy Knit

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Charlie and Snoopy Outline Knit

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Linus and Pumpkin Knit

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Linus and Pumpkin Outline Knit

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Jack the Pumpkin King Knit

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Jack the Pumpkin King Outline Knit

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Nightmare Before Halloween Knit

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Just Jack Outline Knit

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Just Jack Knit

Pets and Guitars  0

Hello stitchers! I have left another long lull between post. Once again I have been busy. I was out of town for almost two weeks house and pet sitting for family while they were on vacation. I got to spend some extended time with my first kittie Abigail a.k.a The Baby. I can’t believe it was 10yrs ago she decided I was her mommy. She’s still just as cute and stubborn as ever.
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I also got to make a best friend, the cutest puppy ever, Miss Claire Bear.

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It was a long trip but I did get to spend a good amount of time with the best niece & nephew ever, had a Doctor Who marathon with my dad, lots of Mexican food, and even got to hang out with my grandma while she was awake.

Once I got back home I got a great surprise “We got you a dog!” Actually my housemate just reacquired his dog, but all puppies in the house are my puppies. So say hello to my new buddy Odin!

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While I was gone my friend Andrea was freed from the nursing home and allowed to go home! She still has a good bit of therapy to recuperate from Anti-NMNAR Encephalitis. We were also successful at making Family of Choice a Non-Profit, and I’m the Secretary, like a proper adult.

Over the last month or two I have started listening to a lot more music again, and am realizing how many musicians I know. So I decided to make some guitar pillows, based on a Fender Stratocaster thanks to a friend of mine’s love for his baby. I created a long pillow and two separate pillows that make the whole guitar. I have them as vertically stitched or horizontally stitched, so you can decide which way to go.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Guitar Long Knit

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Guitar Long Left Knit

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Guitar Long Right Knit

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Guitar Tall Knit

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Guitar Tall Top

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Guitar Tall Bottom Knit

Rose Tyler, and where I have been  3

Hello there my stitchers! I know it has been quite some time since I have made a post, it seems that leaving the house keeps one busy. Yes, my hermit hat has been replaced by a slightly more social hat. I miss my naps and endless hours for charting. I also had to rest my hand after injuring it, so there is that.

One of the most exciting things I have done while on my chartcation was seeing one of my favorite bands Frog Eyes (video)IMG_1755.JPG
That guy is Carey Mercer, the rest of the band kinda changes over time, which is how I ended up hanging out with the drummer before hand without realizing it. Afterwords we got to hang out with the band and they were very nice Canadians and people. I had got much adrenaline I was shaking for 3 days. It was a great night a long time in the making.

Last weekend was a neighborhood festival, my favorite local festival of the year, and I got to smooze with Babachu and my friend Russ happened to be taking pics capturing the moment.

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Now that I have some time to sit and relax I finally got around to charting Rose Tyler, as per request. Sadly I haven’t been able to watch any of the new Doctor Who, but my dad is recording them so I can watch them on my visit next week. He is not a fan of the writing this season. What do you think of the darker side of The Doctor?

Enjoy!
-Molina

*I have also been reformatting my Doctor Who Charts for knit stitches, so check in on those if you are interested

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Rose Tyler Knit

Welcome to my life Night Vale  2

Hello stitchers! It has been some time since I have posted, but I have some very good reasons. I have been working on a campaign to help my Friend Andrea and her family get reunited. There are some horrible probate practices in Ohio that are wrecking not just her family, but the lives of many people that have sudden illnesses. We need to spread the word about her illness Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis, which is newly classified and is commonly misdiagnosed as schizophrenia. Please check out Reunite-R-Family to help Andrea and to help spread the word about this disease.

I also took a week to go visit family. I spent a good portion of my time with my dad, which was awesome. We gave him “The Best Birthday Ever”, went swimming in his lake, and I gave him another “ToeHead” painting to add to his collection.
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This one is entitled “Who? Me?”, and was made especially for me by my buddy Daric. Daric is a great artist and you can see More of Daric Gill’s ToeHeads on Facebook or check out his artist blog for news on his many great bodies of work. WOSU, The local PBS affiliate, even did a segment on him for their Broad & High program. If you ever find yourself in Columbus you might see him working in a local coffee shop or riding one of his mopeds around town. He really is a very talented and super nice guy.

I injured a tendon in my right hand so I won’t be doing any stitching or charting for at least a few weeks. I am a pro at hurting myself while doing mundane things.

One of the other things I did this past couple weeks was join another fandom. I know, not that shocking. When I was at Marcon with my friend Rain this year, she talked about Welcome to Night Vale, and although I had heard about it I didn’t know what it was. Welcome to Night Vale, can only be described as a podcast of a news program in a fictitious town where strange things happen to strange people in strange ways. Rain said I should just listen, that I would like it. She was so right. I told her I had started listening and that I loved Night Vale. Then she told me that she and her daughter had gotten into watching Supernatural. They are apparently “in deep”! I am so proud.

Today, thanks to my new found fandom, I bring you a knitting chart of the Welcome to Night Vale cover. It would make a great pillow for any non-existent angel you couldn’t possibly know, or even that faceless woman that secretly lives in your house.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Welcome to Night Vale Knit

Turtle Power!  53

Hello my stitchers! When I was in Middle and High School (in the mid 90s) my brother and I would race home to watch The Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles .

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Yes we were raised nerd. It was important to get home in time to see the second episode. It was also important to beat each other home so we could get the good seat, the one that let you control the tv. We only had one tv and no remote. There were a few physical altercations that occurred over this, and several bruises. The chair was serious business. We even ran home on Fridays, knowing perfectly well that it was going to be a rerun. If we had a DVR, life would have been way more productive.

Today I bring to you a hand full of charts, all knitting, of our beloved half shelled friends. The individuals are in 3 different sizes so you can make pillows or pot holders or whatever crazy projects you can think of adding them to. I even threw in the outlines in case you wanted to just knit & purl or fill in your own colors.

I have been rather busy lately with life, so July might be a slow month for posts and then again every time I say that I make a slew of them in a row.

As always please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, requests, good puns, or corrupted links.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Turtle Power Knit
Turtle Power Knit Outline

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Michelangelo Knit Large Outline

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Michelangelo Knit Large

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Michelangelo Knit
Michelangelo Knit Outline

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Michelangelo Knit Small
Michelangelo Knit Small Outline

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Rafael Knit Large
Rafael Knit Large Outline

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Rafael Knit
Rafael Knit Outline

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Rafael Knit Small
Rafael Knit Small Outline

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Donatello Knit Large
Donatello Knit Large Outline

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Donatello Knit
Donatello Knit Outline

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Donatello Knit Small
Donatello Knit Small Outline

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Leonardo Knit Large
Leonardo Knit Large Outline

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Leonardo Knit
Leonardo Knit Outline

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Leonardo Knit Small
Leonardo Knit Small Outline

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TMNT Knit

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I found this sweater someone made using one of my charts. pretty awesome I think.

It’s my birthday, so it’s random stuff I like  0

That’s right, it’s the first day of July. Usually I don’t get to do much on my birthday around here but Canada likes me so much they made it A holiday! I love those guys. Since I’ve made it to 35 alive, I decided to throw up some random charts that might not be entirely understood or popular. There are a handful of you out there that will love them with me and I am cool with that. I will explain each novelty as I go, for those in the dark.

Obviously some of these have had some computer generated help, but it’s my birthday and I can do what I want.

BABACHU! This is a man who’s portrait can be found all over the world in any medium from oil paint to bronze, but you most likely have never seen him, unless that is you have ever visited Columbus, especially durring festival season. He was a great nude model from my college days, interesting features and the ability to hold a pose like a statue, and on the streets he’s got all the right moves and the best Jazz Hands out there! I always run into him at the strangest times. Once It was 5:30am the middle of downtown, no one around and I saw him blocks away and thought I was hallucinating. When he got close we stopped and had a nice chat about how we hadn’t seen each other in awhile. He’s magic I say.

This first chart is from an ancient poster for his dance class that my friend Lisa has some how kept in almost mint condition. It looks a lot darker than it actually is.
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Babachu Jazz Cross Stitch
Babachu Jazz Cross Stitch Marks

This one is from an image I got from ILoveColumbus Tumblr
Who also happens to be my friend Lisa. She finds all the real cultural gems in the city.

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Meta Babachu Cross Stitch
Meta Babachu Cross Stitch Marks

Bea Arthur, really do I have to say more about this classic Golden Girl?

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Bea Golden Cross Stitch
Bea Golden Cross Stitch Marks

Harrison Ford, he knows you love him.

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Harrison Ford Knit

If you don’t know who Dean Winchester is yet, then you probably haven’t visited this site much. He kills demons, vampires, and all kinds of mooks. He also happens to be a smart ass. One time they caught him and threw him in jail for murder, so he threw out his best Blue Steal for the mugshot. It’s a classic Supernatural moment.

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Dean Blue Steal Knit
Dean Blue Steal Knit – No Background Lines

This leads us to the last and best section of my Birthday Love extravaganza, the Patrick Gilmore section. If you don’t already know about Patrick you should check out my Patrick Gilmore page, it will fill you in on all his actor type stuff. When in doubt I make charts of this goofy guy or tweet him strange messages. What can I say, he gives me lots to work with.

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Evil Gilmore Knit
*via his website

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Thug Gilmore Knit
*via his website

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Patrick Loves Snow Cross Stitch
Patrick Loves Snow Cross Stitch Marks
*via his Instagram

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Trennan Cross Stitch
Trennan Cross Stitch Marks
*Still from Riese

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Crazy Gilmore Knit

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Crazy Gilmore Cross Stitch
Crazy Gilmore Cross Stitch Marks
*via a concept poster for Alien Abduction
This is the face I imagine he makes after every take.

This last Patrick chart I am bombarding you with is my favorite pic of him these days. He took it at an award show I think. One of these days I am going to spend an eternity stitching this.

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Classy Gilmore Cross Stitch
Classy Gilmore Cross Stitch Marks

That’s the end of my mixed bag of odd little loves. If you made it this far I applaud you and thank you for sharing in my wacky world. It is the best present ever to be able to introduce you to these people and help you stitch those things you never thought you wanted to.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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TAKEI PRIDE!  0

Hello stitchers! It’s almost Pride week. There is something that will make this year’s Columbus Pride Festival greater than ever
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that’s right, good old Uncle George is going to be the grand marshal of this year’s Pride Parade!

You don’t have to be Takei in order to have fun at Pride. Columbus is a pretty Takei friendly city, and I couldn’t imagine why anyone would live here if they were homophobic (not saying that they don’t, or why they would be in the first place). When I was in college I lived in The Short North, or “The Short” as they cool kids say. It has traditionally been the most rainbow covered area of the city. Therefore I started going to the Pride Parade when I moved there. To tell you the truth, my first pride parade was an excursion originally planned to keep my friend’s mom busy while she visited. We had a great time, said mom got a blow up sun from the male stripper float and I got a sunburn and broke my toe. It was very memorable.

In honor of this most festive of local occasions I have a hand full of Pride & Equality charts. There is a little bit of something for everyone :)

Have a safe and happy Pride!

-Molina

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Electric Houndstooth Pride Knit Scarf Just repeat pattern till you get the length you want
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Electric Houndstooth Pride Knit Pillow

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Equality Patch Cross Stitch

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Equality Rainbow Patch Cross Stitch

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Live and Let Love Cross Stitch

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Live and Let Love Rainbow Cross Stitch

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Rainbow Takei Patch Cross Stitch

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Takei Patch Cross Stitch

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It’s Ok Knit Pillow

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It’s Ok Uniform Knit Pillow

Mōl loves Sloth!  0

It has been a rather boring yet eventful week. Mainly I was sick and spent most of the time in bed and trying to eat. I feel much better today and for some bizarre reason was thinking about Goonies. If you haven’t seen this movie, then you must. I don’t think I’ve met any adult or kid who doesn’t love this movie. There is pirate treasure, adventure, bad guys and of course Rocky Road!

Due to my recent feelings of monsterdom and my love for all things nostalgic and weird, I decided to whip out a Sloth chart. I just have the knit stitches (5×6). I have been working on a bunch of charts lately but they seem to be multiplying and only being slowly finished. I hope you enjoy this one though. Let me know what other nostalgic or nerdy things you would like to stitch!

Goonies never say die!

– Molina
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Sloth Knit Chart

I’m looking for test stitchers!  0

Hello everyone! How are you handling the heat? We got a nice bought of rain showers that have helped cool things a bit and I am loving it. I even took Harry Dog to the (little) waterfalls since the rain made them a bit more exciting.
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*Wet and happy Harry

It’s farmer’s market season and we hit our first one yesterday, which just happens to be where the waterfalls are. The best part was a guy selling pies out of a hearse.

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In other random scary news, my housemate diagnosed someone with Leprocy (Hansens disease). We also acquired another housemate without me actually noticing. He might be bringing another dog to the house if the Landman lets him. We are turning into a zoo.

In yarn related news, I am looking for test stitchers. I can chart way faster than I can stitch and am looking for test stitchers (knitters, crocheters, Tunisian crocheters, and cross stitchers) to help me on some patterns I want to sell. These are not patterns that will be on this site. I will still be making nerdy things and posting them for you to enjoy, just making more all together. If you are interested please email me at YourFPMolina@gmail.com. Let me know what kind of stitchery you do, and what kind of projects and imagery you would like to work on i.e. Crocheting Doctor Who, Supernatural, and unicorn blankets.

I didn’t buy any honey at the farmers market since I have lots of it at home, but I was tempted, so I whipped up some bee hive charts for you guys instead. I have Perler bead, cross stitch and knitting charts. I made a couple variations of each so there’s something for everyone. I think whatever you make with these would be great in a kids room, but you can appreciate them if you are a big kid too!

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Hive and Bee Perler

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Hive and Bee Large Perler

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Hive and Bee Simple Cross Stitch

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Hive and Bee Cross Stitch
Hive and Bee Cross Stitch Marks

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Hive and Bee Knit 5×6

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Hive and Bee Knit 4×6

Mr. Stampy Cat!  5

A little while ago a good Internet friend of mine asked me if I could make a chart for her. She is just starting out with cross stitch and I was trying to help her. She got one of those horrible kits that quickly lost her attention. I told her to try a pattern that was more fun. A few days later she sends me this weird cartoon of a cat and says that this is what she wants:

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Now I just got to work on it without thinking about it too much. Then one day I just Googled Mr Stampy Cat, on a whim. I am sure glad I did, because he‘s hilarious.

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As you know I’m not a big video game player, but Mr Stampy Cat makes videos of his Minecraft games. He has other players come over and play games and have adventures with him. You can listen to his delightful accent and watch him eat cake off a camel’s back here!

I have three cross stitch versions (and a bonus pixel set) of Mr Stampy Cat, each with varying degrees of complexity, so you can stitch one if you are a newbie or if you have a house full of floss.

Let me know what other characters You might want to stitch, or just tell me how cute your cat is.

Enjoy!

– Molina

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Mr Stampy Cat Super Simple – Colors
Mr Stampy Cat Super Simple – Marks

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Mr Stampy Cat Simple – Just Colors
Mr Stampy Cat Simple – Marks
Mr Stampy Cat Simple – Just Outlines Colored

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Mr Stampy Cat – Just Colors
Mr Stampy Cat – Just Marks
Mr Stampy Cat – Just Outlines Colored

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Pixel Stampy
Pixel Stampy – Marks
Pixel Stampy – Just Outlines Colored
Pixel Stampy Simplified
Pixel Stampy Simplified – Marks
Pixel Stampy Simplified – Just Outlines Colored

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IBallisticSquid Pillow Knit

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IBallisticSquid Large Cross Stitch

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IBallisticSquid Tux Cross Stitch

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IBallisticSquid Tiny Cross Stitch


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