Independence Eagle Stitched by Denise

Denise shared this finish with us on the Facebook page awhile ago and I forgot to add it to the gallery. I love the idea of using the bandana as an accent or mat fabric too. Great work, Denise!

Independence Eagle stitched by Denise S

stitched by Denise S.

(this free pattern is available right here on Stitching the Night Away)

5 Crochet Books that are Free on Kindle

It’s no secret that I love my Kindle. It is often an extension of my arm, I’m always reading something somewhere. One of the cool things about the Kindle marketplace is the variety of reading material that you can pick up for no cost. Even if you don’t have a Kindle, there are still some great freebies to be had and you can use the FREE Kindle Reading App to view and read the books on your favorite device or even on your desktop computer.

I spent some time poking around the craft and hobby section this morning and I found these five promising crochet books that are all currently free. I don’t know how long they’ll stay free, so grab ‘em while you can ;-)

Crochet Patterns For Beginners by Amy Wright

This is a beginner “learn how to” type book with directions for basic crochet stitches such as slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet.

Includes 10 beginner level patterns for dishcloths, granny squares, coasters, scrubbies, beanies and hats, and even a scarf.

Click Here to Get This Free Kindle Book

Update: It appears the free promotion for this book listed has expired, but the full price is pretty affordable at $2.99.
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Stitchqueries: How Many Strands?


This question from Amy made me so happy, because I love it when stitchers try new things! This is my first time stitching a project that isn't from a kit, it's also my first time using an evenweave fabric (28 count). The sampler pattern I'm using … [Continue reading]

Stitchnmomma Mystery SAL for the Holidays


I just signed up for the Stitchnmomma 2014 Mystery SAL. Sign ups are open until August 30th and it's only $3 to join and receive the patterns. You can register by picking up the SAL listing in Kelly's Etsy shop: … [Continue reading]

Star-Spangled Happiness Free Cross Stitch Pattern

free cross stitch pattern preview

Just a quick little freebie to stitch up over the Independence Day holiday this weekend. Unfortunately, the weather forecast here in my part of the U.S. looks hot, humid, and rainy :( - good weather for staying in to stitch, but not so great for … [Continue reading]

Maya Angelou Quote “Be a Rainbow” Free Cross Stitch Pattern

preview of pattern, Maya Angelou's quote: Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.

My kids and I love this quote from Maya Angelou. It's such a beautiful way to remind ourselves to be kind to each other because you never know what storm someone else is weathering in their life. Giving a smile to someone may be the small thing they … [Continue reading]

Just Cross Stitch Collection 2001 – 2010

Just Cross Stitch Magazine on CD plus ornament issues

I was poking around the web looking for an issue of the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue that I was missing and I ran into this, I had no idea such awesomeness existed - all of the JCS issues for 2001 - 2010 on CD, including 10 years of the famous … [Continue reading]

Cross Stitch Kit in a Jar; Brilliant Idea!

cross stitch kit in a jar by Terrie at Eclectic Darlings

I came across this adorable idea while browsing some cross stitcher blogs this week. So adorable and fun, such a great gift idea. The example uses the cute Wendy's Owl freebie from Ship's Manor, but you could use any little pattern. Hop over to … [Continue reading]

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