Pattern Pick of the Day: Antique Bee Sampler

Elizabeth's Designs Antique Bee SamplerQueen Bee – Honey Bee – Bumble Bee – Spelling Bee – Quilting Bee – Sewing Bee

Whatever your favorite kind of “bee” this Antique Bee Sampler is a really fun sampler pattern from Elizabeth’s Designs :)

Available from 123stitch.com or Stitching Bits and Bobs.

Model stitched on 35 Ct. Cornsilk linen with Weeks Dye Works floss (or DMC alternates). Stitch Count: 170W x 120H.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Pattern Pick of the Day: Bee Sampler & Save the Bees from Lila’s Studio

It’s a two-for-one pattern pick today, because these two patterns from Lila’s Studio are the perfect companions to each other.

Save the Bees from Lila's StudioBee Sampler from Lila's Studio

You can find these beautiful bees at the Lila’s Studio Etsy page or at 123stitch.com.

Both project models are stitched on a 40 count fabric in the color “Mello” by Picture This Plus using Weeks Dye Works threads, but DMC alternatives are listed. Save the Bees has a stitch count of 167w x 166h and Bee Sampler is 188w x 84h.

Happy Stitching!

Pattern Pick of the Day: Sadie Stuart Summer Bee Sampler

Sadie Stuart Summer Bee SamplerWelcome to June!

This lovely sampler from Samsarah Designs Studio is available from 123stitch.com

Stitch count is 48 wide x 143 tall. The model is stitched on 28 Ct. Blue Jean over-dyed gingham linen with Gentle Art Sampler Threads (GAST), and the design also uses a button pack (#A-9055) from the designer.

GAST colors used are Carriage Black, Faded Rose, Green Apple, Roasted Marshmallow, Tradewind, and Wheat Fields.

The roses that you see standing out a bit are made with Crescent Colours Bamboo Chenille. All specialty stitches are illustrated.

Pattern Pick of the Day: Hedgehog!

hedgehog cross stitchOver the past week or so I’ve seen lots of of my stitchy friends posting pictures of their kids and grandkids learning to stitch, working on their first project, and even a few that are on their second or third project. I love it!

My boys all know how to stitch, but none of them kept interest in it long enough to complete a project. Honestly, I think they just wanted to play with my threads and scissors without me making angry faces.

Anyway, hedgehogs make me smile and I like that this little beginner project is appropriate for just about anyone, it’s not so adolescent that an adult wouldn’t want to stitch it (I want to stitch it, he’s cute) and it’s not so grown up that a child wouldn’t be interested.

Dimensions Crafts Kids Learn a Craft Counted Cross Stitch Hedgehog is available via Amazon.com

Enjoy & happy stitching! :)

Pattern Pick of the Day: Holly Jolly Mandala

holly jolly mandala ink circles cross stitch patternThis fun winter design is available at 123stitch.com and directly from Ink Circles.

I love all the Ink Circles mandala designs, but I chose this as today’s pick of the day because I very much like how it’s wintery and fun but still holiday appropriate.

Model is stitched n 28 Ct. Crystal Herald Belfast linen by Picture this Plus using Snow White DMC (#B5200).

Stitch count 115×115.

Pattern Pick of the Day: Cock-a-Doodle-Do

I don’t know what it is about roosters that make people go crazy and buy all the things for the kitchen, but here we are with another rooster pattern and it’s sitting in my shopping cart because I think it would make a great gift for a friend whose kitchen is full of rooster-themed decor…

Cock-A-Doodle-Do from Barbara Ana Designs

Cock-A-Doodle-Do-Cross-Stitch-Pattern

Model stitched on 32 ct. Summer Khaki Belfast linen with DMC floss. Stitch Count: 111×79. Finished Size: 7″ x 5″.

Available at 123stitch.com

Pattern Pick of the Day: Bee Thankful

Bee Thankful Cross Stitch Pattern by Stoney Creek

Bee Humble
Bee Kind
Bee Thankful
all the time

This is a cute little inspirations pattern by Stoney Creek (stitch count is 56 x 55)

Available from 123stitch.com

Pattern Pick of the Day: Sugar Skull

I know you’re probably tired of hearing me say it, but Mill Hill has really been impressive the past year. Not that they weren’t before, but their latest releases have had me hitting the buy button a lot more. The Autumn 2015 releases were no exception and the Sugar Skull kit landed in my Amazon cart immediately

Mill Hill Beaded Sugar Skull Cross Stitch Kit
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