Stitch them individually. Stitch them all together. With a border. Without a border. Whatever you decide on, I want you to have fun and enjoy your stitching 🙂 [Read more…]
I’ve reached the exciting tipping point of a Mill Hill kit where all the solid cross stitching is done and it’s time to add the beads.
More panda, as requested by Ethan. This time we made a more realistic panda face.
Pattern size is 70 x 68. There’s no color legend since it’s single color stitching. While black DMC 310 is of course the obvious choice, there are no rules that say your panda can’t be grey, purple, orange, pink, or any color you want to stitch with.
Enjoy & Happy Stitching!
In case you didn’t know; This is NOT a Horror Novel
When most people see Stephen King as the author of a book on the shelf they expect a good scare, a bit of blood and gore at the very least. This is not that book. Nor is this a book On Writing, which Mr. King is also very well known for. This a fairy tale with a twist that only Stephen King could provide.
It has everything that a good fairy tale should have. A vast kingdom, tales of dragons and beasts, peasants frustrated with their way of life who are ready to stand up for what they believe is right and true, princes who will take over their father’s throne some day, and of course a magician. It’s a story of growth, bravery, magic, and forgotten lore.
I’ve read almost everything Stephen King has published over the years, including those published under the pen name of Richard Bachman. This is my favorite of all of them – and truly one of my favorite books ever. I have a first edition hard cover copy (the green cover pictured here) and the pages are very well worn from reading it over and over again. [Read more…]
Jan shared this photo of her finished butterflies in the Stitching the Night Away Facebook group recently. She stitched them up as gifts for a weekend family gathering and everyone got to pick one to take home with them!
How awesome is that?
Each one is different and has it’s own little bit of personality. [Read more…]
I had the sewing machine out on the dining room table to make some repairs to a few old shirts. One of them wasn’t going to survive so I set it off to the side thinking I’d use the fabric when I needed to adjust tension or run a test stitch. Then I remembered the throw pillow with the busted seam and figured I’d play around with a quick project idea…
… and this is what happened. A super easy to make pillow with a pocket for a notepad and a pen. [Read more…]