A few news articles of interest with regard to the world of cross stitch:
http://www.fremonttribune.com/articles/2009/05/27/news/local/doc4a1d5f1d8083d597932398.txt -- A heartwarming article about a senior gentleman in Nebraska who is creating (and displaying) some amazing cross stitch.
http://www.bworldonline.com/Weekender051509/main.php?id=marketing1 -- Filipino artist Manuel Baldemor is collaborating with DMC to turn some of his beautiful artwork into some stunning cross stitch. It's available in the Philippines; not sure if it will be available elsewhere or not.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/article2440693.ece -- Apparently, Urban Cross Stitch is quite the rage in Britain. Mmmm.... Cupcakes, Cocktails, & Cross Stitch - what a great idea!