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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

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

I Wuv Supernatural  0

Hello my stitchers! I have been working on a hand full exciting projects…that sadly I won’t be able to share with you for quite some time. I know, I’m a bit of a tease, but hopefully it will be worth it.

In Patrick Gilmore news, they finally put out a trailer for the new show he will be on Gracepoint. I’m happy to see my boyfriend David Tennant, on tv again, but his American accent kinda messes with my head. It’s a remake of a BBC show called Broadchurch. Are you guys going to watch? Let me know and we can get nerdy together. Patrick isn’t in the trail and I don’t know what kind of character he will be playing yet, but I’m still excited.

Another exciting thing that happened last week was the Season 9 finale of Supernatural. I totally saw it coming but I still haven’t recovered. I think I’m a bit in denial. I’m not going to spoil anything for you who haven’t seen it, but I will weep with those who have.

I have been working on this cross stitch for some time now, but after that finale it was perfect timing to finish it. Remember everyone’s favorite bi-polar nut-job of a giant teddy bear, T. Bear? Well I mashed him with Dean’s “I Wuv Hugz” teddy bear shirt. Yes now you can sum up all of your post season angst with a nice relaxing cross stitch that feels your pain.

It’s rare but all I have is a cross stitch for you, don’t get too used to it. I did make a large print version of the chart and also one that just has the marks (for you fickle stitchers that do whatever it is you do with those). I do plan on making a version with all the outlines done, but it takes ages for me to do all of that on my phone. *I updated with outlines* Unless I get a visit from the iPad fairy (a girl can dream).

Enjoy your long Memorial Day weekend! Be safe, be thankful, and enjoy!

-Molina

P.S.
Don’t forget to let me know what you want to stitch next!

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I Wuv T Bear – Color
I Wuv T Bear – Colored Outlines Only
I Wuv T Bear – Marks

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I don’t know what happened but I seem to have missed the lines on the right paw. That’s what I get for charting past my bead time. I’ll fix it soon.

I need a life….potion  0

Last weekend was MarCon! I had a great time and think I have recovered. If you are into cosplay or multiple fandoms, then this con is for you. This year was a bit of a rebuilding year so the crowd wasn’t as large, but still tons of fun.

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Behind those awesome 100% home made costumes are my friends Rain & Todd. They did such a fantastic job. I spent most of the day making sure they didn’t bump into walls, and cutting strings off their costumes. Who knew, Tusken Raiders shed. What’s super awesome about the whole day, was that not only did they win the Journeymen category of the big Masquerade, but they won best of show! Even better, you can see how to make your own Lady Tusken from Rain herself Here. No, once again I don’t get paid to say these nice things, they are just amazing.

I wish I had gotten more pics from MarCon, but I was having fun, using other peoples cameras, and mothering Tuskens most of the time. I did get a few on my phone, one which made my day, because he gave me a Jelly Baby!

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Mark is my favorite 4!

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The Fly!

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This guy was super nice, his friend built this awesome suit for him, but I can’t remember the name of the video game.

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This guy was great as Rick from The Walking Dead, he had the moves down pat! The pic is red because we were at Barfleet and he was having an in-depth conversation with Todd about the comic books vs show.

There are some much better and pretty cool green screen photos over at The Sci-Fi Photo Guys.

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After all that excitement it was time to recharge my hermit batteries, so I cranked out some potion charts for you. These are based off of a game I have been playing since Android was new, Zenonia! It’s more like old school Zelda than any phone game I could find, and I’m addicted. I’m currently playing the 5th installment and it’s killing my sleep patterns. I’m not a big gamer so it holds a special spot in my nerd life.

I’ve got Mana & Life Potions; square with DMC colors and knit blocks, and simplified versions.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, requests, or link glitches via:
Twitter @FPMolina,
on Tumblr FPMolina,
email: YourFPMolina@Gmail.com (I try to check it once a week),
or simply comment.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Life Potion DMC
Life Potion Simple DMC
Mana Potion DMC
Mana Potion Simple DMC

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Life Potion Knit Pillow
Life Potion Knit Pillow Simplified

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Mana Potion Knit Pillow
Mana Potion Knit Pillow Simplified

Stitch Your Polish!  0

Hello! It’s another fantastic Spring day filled with lawn clippings, pollen and sneezes. It’s a bit gloomy but it’s not raining yet, so I’m happy about that.

You all know I’m a huge nerd. I love Sci-Fi, fantasy, and a plethora of other nerdy things. What you might not know is that I also have a very girlie side (and a rather butch side but I’m sure we will get to that some other post), and I Love to paint my nails. I do a lot of work with my hands so they don’t tend to stay nice very long. If you have the same issue I have the perfect thing for you! It’s called Gelous You use it as a base coat and as two topcoats (sealing the tips on a topcoat). I did my nails last weekend and although I have beat the crap out of them this week they look like a day of wear with good quality base and top coats. It’s magic I say! I tell everyone who shows a slight interest in nail polish, and no I’m not getting paid for it.

With my obsession in mind I made a hand full of patterns of Nail Polish! Shocking I know. These charts can be great to use up some small leftover skeins, and show your love for paint fumes and pretty fingers. These would probably be great presents for the right teenager or manicurist in your life.

I have singled out each size bottle so you can throw it on a sweater or scarf or what have you. I have them in knit blocks and square blocks (DMC). I left the backgrounds on the pillow charts empty, so you can fill in a color that fits your decor. Also I have “Polish” marked generically so you can pick multiple or single colors, or make them all the same. Mix it up, use up those extras!

Let me know how you polish things up!

Enjoy!
-Molina

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Nail Polish XL Knit
Nail Polish XL DMC
Nail Polish L Knit
Nail Polish L DMC
Nail Polish R Knit
Nail Polish R DMC
Nail Polish S Knit
Nail Polish S DMC
Nail Polish XS Knit
Nail Polish XS DMC

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Nail Polish XL Pillow 1

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Nail Polish XL Pillow 2

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Nail Polish L Pillow 1

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Nail Polish L Pillow 2

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Nail Polish R Pillow 1

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Nail Polish R Pillow 2

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Nail Polish S Pillow

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Nail Polish XS Pillow

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Nail Polish R Pillow Colored

Melinda Freakin May!  0

It has been almost a month since I made a post, seems like forever. Life got a little hectic and then I went home to visit my family for Easter. I have some new housemates, Boots Kittie, Leo Kittie, my new ball playing buddy Harry the dog, and their mom. My allergies and throwing arm have gotten quite a workout. (Harry isn’t very bright but he’s fun and pretty adorable)

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Butters Kittie is adjusting but Whiskers Kittie is not a fan of the new company. He pretty much hates everyone though.

If you are at all into the comic book genre, or action, you should really check out Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. One of my favorite ladies Ming-Na Wen, is on it and plays the bad ass Melinda “The Calvary” May. I love me some good hand to hand combat and she sure brings it!

So today I have a Melinda May pattern for you, “pillow sized” as per my norm. I have a square block and a knit block chart. Color and B&W, so you can mix up the colors however you like.

Don’t worry, I have some charts in the works so you won’t have to wait long for more nerdy charts! Please don’t forget to catch me on tumblr, or tweet me, or comments, to let me know who you would like to stitch, or just to say hi!

Enjoy!
-Molina

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Melinda May Knit Chart

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Melinda May Cross Stitch Chart

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Melinda May Color Knit Chart

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Melinda May Color Cross Stitch Chart

Doh!  0

In my family Scrabble is a contact sport. If a word is questioned everyone gets a separate Scrabble accepted dictionary to look it up, after the person proves they know the meaning and use of the word. It’s also the the same with birds at the feeder. Because of this I still play words with friends. In real life I can’t spell and always come out dead last, but in Words With Friends I have a computer and no onlookers so my vocabulary can be utilized more efficiently. I have an issue however, “doh” is not acceptable. It’s in the dictionary. I say we start a campaign.

The man who made this particular word famous was of course Homer Simpson. If you didn’t know that already you probably live under a rock.
I have a nice chart of the portly fellow for you today. One in color, and one just outline for you slightly less insane stitchers out there. Both in knit blocks.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Homer Simpson Pillow
Homer Simpson Pillow – Outline

The Tardis Key To My Heart  0

In college I worked at a science museum. I did a lot of ushering in the planitarium, you know those people with the red flashlights that kick you out when your kid won’t stop screaming, yep that was me. Because of this I got to spend a lot of time between shows picking the brains of the presenters, most of whom had fancy science degrees. One was a past physicist that I was slightly obsessed with, shocking I know. Randomly one day I started talking about Doctor Who, again shocking. This was pre-Eccelston so us whovians were a little more rare back then. Well as I was explaining how I needed to get a new chain for my Tardis key, He cocks his head to the side and says “you mean like this?”, As He Pulls Out A Chain With A Tardis Key On It! I immediately professed my love for him. It was awkward for him. Last I heard he was traveling the country building planitariums. *sigh*

So today I have two Baker Tardis Key Pillow Patterns. I also have the “true” versions incase you just want to add one to a project. They are both in squared blocks, and the unshaded version in knit squares for now. I will updated later with a knit block version of the shaded one soon.

As always I love getting requests, questions and comments, you can follow my tumblr, You can even tweet me if you don’t want to comment on this page. I’m cool like that.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Baker Tardis Key Shaded Pillow

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Baker Tardis Key Pillow
Baker Tardis Key Knit Pillow

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Baker Tardis Key Shaded

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Egon but not forgotten  0

Today I had to go get some more yarn for my secret project and while I was piling tweed into my basket a slightly perplexed lady stopped me. Her daughter had essentially been kicked out of a knitting class because she was “annoying” the other ladies. She wanted to know if I could show her a kit or something to buy.

After a few minutes of talking to her I realized what had happened. Her daughter was 16 and all the other students were at least 20-30 years older than her. She was very polite, positive, and very inquisitive. The other students were annoyed because she asked too many questions. As someone who grew up in a family of teachers and has done quite a bit of teaching herself, this really bothers me for two reasons:

A) Either the teacher didn’t want to deal with her or the teacher let the other students bully her into leaving

B) Older people should want younger people to learn, even if they are a little more hyper.

I’m not saying all older people are mean, or all younger people are hyper. I personally have taught older people with smaller attention spans than 5yr olds and young people who learn at a slow pace.

So I set the girl up with some decent needles and decent starter yarn so she could get on YouTube and learn on her own. I also gave her the most important piece of information I could think of, “You will get pissed off and want to quit. Just take a break and go back to it. It happens to everyone”.

Please encourage everyone to learn, even if they drive you a little batty. You might have to take some breaks, but in the end you will both learn something. You might help them find their passion or at least more patience.

Harold Ramis, the beloved Egon Spengler, from the Ghostbusters passed away this last week. I must say he was my favorite as a kid. So I had to chart a pillow of him this week.

Last week I put up some Totoro charts and didn’t get my favorite one finished, so I have it for you today. I also made a simplified version for those of you who like to keep their yarning a bit less stressful. Yes, yarning is a word, and “Let’s yarn”, a proper statement.

Enjoy!

-Molina

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Egon Pillow
Egon DMC

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Screaming Totoro Pillow
Screaming Totoro DMC

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Screaming Totoro Simplified Pillow

Daryl’s Divas  0

A few years ago I went to my first MidOhioComicon and got a great seat on the Boondock Saints panel. Not only did Roco ask my friend if her strapless dress could possible fall down (video), but I learned about the Fandom of Norman’s Angels. The longer The Walking Dead goes on, the more Daryl’s Divas also appear. It is a fandom phenomenon. Of course I love both Daryl Dixon and Norman Reedus, but these ladies have me beat.

It took me some time, but I finally managed a decent chart of Daryl. Norman is hard to catagorize and even harder to capture in yarn. So I have a pillow chart (DMC colors for the cross stitchers) today. I know there are lots of ladies out there that would kill a herd of zombies to cuddle up to this guy, so I am sure it will be loved.

Enjoy!

-Molina
@FPMolina

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Daryl Dixon Pillow
Daryl Dixon DMC

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Daryl Dixon Pillow BW
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