For needlework that goes beyond alphabets and aphorisms, some cross stitchers are turning to Joss Whedon for inspiration, stitching up samplers featuring quotes and characters from Buffy, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible.

Cross stitch aficionado and Whedon fan Beefranck assembled this collection of samplers, a few of which came out of a Buffy-themed needlepoint swap. Now I just need more of these to show up on Etsy so I can take care of a few blank spaces on my walls.

[mr x stitch via Whedonesque]

Needlepoint Samplers Put the Whedonverse in Stitches

Reavers on the Oregon Trail by SkyyAngel

Needlepoint Samplers Put the Whedonverse in Stitches

River to Jayne by Caitlinite

Needlepoint Samplers Put the Whedonverse in Stitches

Brand New Day by Beefranck

Needlepoint Samplers Put the Whedonverse in Stitches

The Hammer by Beefranck

Needlepoint Samplers Put the Whedonverse in Stitches

The Body by Stacia Yeapanis

Needlepoint Samplers Put the Whedonverse in Stitches

Rest in Piece and the Game of Life by Zhad Squad

Needlepoint Samplers Put the Whedonverse in Stitches

I Love Frozen Yogurt by janelleirene

Needlepoint Samplers Put the Whedonverse in Stitches

Lacy, Gently Wafting Curtains by Shaebay

Needlepoint Samplers Put the Whedonverse in Stitches

Mutant Enemy by TiLTCreationsCoredelia's Tact by youheartus

Needlepoint Samplers Put the Whedonverse in Stitches