You have to see this incredible Ocarina of Time cross-stitch

One of the coolest gaming-themed gifts I’ve seen this year

Christmas presents from grandparents can be a little bit hit or miss, in my experience. Sometimes it’s something homemade that you really want to appreciate, but you know you’re never going to use it again. Sometimes, your parent just intervenes and tells them exactly what to get, which won’t make for a good surprise, but hey, at least you’ll like it. Then, there’s the rare occasion where they just nail it, which is exactly what happened for Reddit user u/drummerboy441 when his grandma made him an artful cross-stitch of all of the songs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

My grandma is the one that got me into video games, and for Christmas this year she absolutely killed it. I love you Nana ❤️ from gaming

For those who don’t know, cross-stitching is a form of sewing where you make little tiny X-shaped stitches in various colors to make a larger picture. Cross-stitching is really tedious and time-consuming, and if you aren’t focused the stitches can end up looking messy. That’s why it’s so impressive to see the work that this guy’s grandma did on this Ocarina of Time cross-stitch, because I may not know a ton about sewing, but I do know that she is a master of her craft.

It’s hard to tell exactly how big the piece is just by the picture, but it’s definitely not tiny, I think I can say that with confidence. This must have taken hours and hours to complete, and the results are honestly stunning. It’s really difficult to get it looking this neat, especially the tiny words included for the name of each song and in the Ocarina of Time logo at the bottom.

What really gets me is that the title of the post says that drummerboy441’s grandma is the one who got him into games in the first place. I’m the only one in my family who games really, so I have to admit that I’m jealous that OP’s family understands his hobby and gets to enjoy it with him. I went to comments to see if he elaborated on how she got him started in games, but unfortunately there was no follow-up. That’s alright, hopefully that means he’s enjoying some games with his loved ones.

Noelle Warner