I thought of this one after attending a Max Brooks lecture. I whipped thru it so it would be hanging over my mantle for Thanksgiving (yes, I know just getting around to posting it). I got to thinking what a grandma who went thru WWZ would make and came up with this sampler.
I altered a pattern that I found in the book Threads of Time - the original pattern is by Dayna Stedry. I truly hope she doesn't find offence at my alterations.
The colors are the same as the original pattern except the outer border - that I made green instead of blue to match our decor better.
The original quote was very sweet and said "A house is made from brick and stone / A home is made of love alone" which I changed to a Max Brooks edict "Go up the stairs / Destroy the stairs" (zombies can't climb).
I "destroyed" the stairs on the front and scattered the pieces and boarded up the downstairs windows. For extra security since we live in logging territory I also chopped down the trees so no logger zombies could get into the second story window.
The "flowers" in the original I left as is except in mine they are now zucchini flowers - so the people in the house can have a food source.
At the very last minute (as I was stitching the X no less) my SO suggested to put in WWZ instead which at first I thought looked awkward, but now really like.
The thing I like most about it is that it hangs looking sweet and homey over the fireplace and it is fun to see people slowly start to realize something is "off" with it , then "get it" and laugh.
I used 14 count oatmeal Aida. DMC floss.
Here it is: