Spirit Fingers sez, "Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts in Texas recreated the Sistine Chapel by cross-stitch. It includes 628,296 stitches in 1,809 different color combinations and took 10 years to complete (she started it around 1995). Her book, which teaches readers how to stitch individual scenes, is also available on lulu.com." 1MB JPEG Link (Thanks, Spirit Fingers!)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.