When I was a kid, my mom tried to teach me how to cross stitch. She set me up with some fabric on an embroidery hoop, a box full of colored floss, and a pattern for an alphabet sampler. I remember picking at it periodically for a while, but I never finished it.

I didn’t touch cross stitch again until yesterday. I’ve had ideas about snarky little gifts for a while, and finally went to the craft store and got supplies to get started. Cross stitching can be a pretty inexpensive hobby to get started with, if all you need is a little hoop and a few colors of floss.

Check out what I made!

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This is, of course, a tribute to the internet’s love for Left Shark, from Katy Perry’s Superbowl halftime performance:

This is just the start of what I expect to be a promising career in snarky cross stitch.