So - if you guys haven't realized already, my hubby and I are huge nerds. You know what else is nerdy? QR codes. I'm also a big 'ole textile/craft nerd (whodda thunk it, right?!)....so. I am making mah hubby a QR code sampler for his b-day....which is tomorrow. Which is why I'm crowing, I just finished the last stitch moments ago. All I need to do is block and frame it!
Wanna know how I did it?
1. I went to this website, and created my QR code. I used the "XL" size, and the "text" options. When the code generated, I saved out the image. It looks like this:
2. I messed around with some free cross stitch pattern generators, but for such a relatively small and concise pattern, I couldn't get anything to work. So. Being the nerd I am, plain old graph paper isn't good enough, so I used excel instead. (For the nitty gritty: I bordered every cell, and created a 5 count using 'thick border'. I used a dark color, but not so dark, I couldn't see the grid lines. (I used color, rather than symbols, since I hate reading x-stitch patterns with symbols with a firey passion)) It ended up looking like this:
So, it's a little later than 'tomorrow', but here's the picture of the finished piece. Hubs loved it! :D