Friend Sarah sent this image to me back in December, and I commented, "If only they included a pattern":
Get it? Jingle bells, Batman smells?
I do cross-stitch, and I also needlepoint. Or, I did, past-tense. Haven't done either in awhile - although I am working on a bargello project. SLOWLY. I designed the pattern myself - a zig-zag design, using heathered yarn to mimic the blue and purple drip-dyed Ikat print on the throw pillows in our den. See, this is what happens when a person with a decent grasp of spatial relationships, a "visual" learning style and some stitchwork proficiency finds herself coveting an Ikat pillow from Madeline Weinrib Atelier and a bargello pillow from Jonathan Adler simultaneously.
My pillow hopefully will look like the love child of these pillows.
So there's a chance that I would stitch a Batman sampler if I could find the pattern. Haven't found one - but, then again, I haven't searched for one, either.
However, I did find this completely on accident:
It's a Wonder Woman cross-stitch pattern, courtesy of Stitch Cross Stitch's Etsy site. Don't have any use for a Wonder Woman throw pillow or such, but it's nice to know that the option is out there. Also "out there" (and I put that phrase in quotes, because it's layered with meanings): the following pop culture-inspired cross-stitch patterns on the same Web site.
Jesus (velvet painting edition)
Rosie the Riveter
A "little green man" alien (Roswell edition) flashing a peace sign
But no Batman - and no Batmobile, sans wheel. No egg-laying Joker, either.