Pattern Pick of the Day: Plight of Fancy

Plight of Fancy from Long Dog SamplersPlight of Fancy from Long Dog Samplers is available at 123stitch.com

I’ve been craving a big sampler to work on so I started a wishlist for patterns. This one caught my eye today because of all the bright happy colors. Though, I confess if I stitched this sampler I would leave the alphabet rows off and either repeat one of the existing rows or add a personalized row instead. Alphabets on samplers just aren’t my thing.

We’re snowed in here, which really doesn’t take much in Virginia, but just looking at this pattern made me feel a little bit warmer.

Stitch count is 235 x 383, uses DMC threads

Pattern Pick of the Day: Spring Eggs

Today’s pattern pick is a twofer. We had been discussing the Mill Hill Owlets that came out and how we’d like to see some new decorated egg designs instead.
Well, here they are :)

The Spring themed eggs from years past featured more “Easter-themed” things, which is fine and makes sense, but I have to say I’m really happy to see flowers on this year’s designs. Spring, renewal, flowers, growth. I love Spring, except for the allergies and the sneezing LOL

Looking closer at these two eggs, I realized they’re entirely beaded. Usually the little Mill Hill kits use the beading to highlight an area or to make something stand out, but these are beads from top to bottom. Shiny ;)

Each kit includes Mill Hill Glass Beads, Mill Hill Perforated Paper, Mill Hill Treasure, floss, needles, magnet, and chart with complete instructions. Just because a magnet is included doesn’t mean you have to make it into a magnet. You can add a hanger and use as an ornament for a spring tree, you can add a pin back, you could display it just about any way you’d like. Get creative! I look forward to seeing what you do :)

Happy Stitching!

Pattern Pick of the Day: Spring Quakers

Spring Quakers by Rosewood ManorWe could use a little Spring right now… it is cold out there.

This pattern and the thread pack are both available from 123stitch.com

Stitch count is 170w x 270h

The model was stitched on 28 count Picture This Plus Valor Cashel with the beautiful Valdani floss, which is a collection of 3-strand floss balls from Rosewood Manor (you can see the thread balls in the corner of the picture here)

The pattern booklet also includes 10 bonus designs, one of which is an alphabet, to help you create a custom sampler unique to you.

Pattern Pick of the Day: Gave You My Heart

Bothy Threads Gorjuss I Gave You My Heart Cross Stitch Kit

Kit includes the usual 14 count aida fabric, threads, needle, instructions, and it also comes with embellishments threads and a heart button.

Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

Pattern Pick of the Day: Love is the Key

Love is the Key - Cross Stitch Pattern by ScissorTail DesignsLove is the Key by ScissorTail Designs is available on 123stitch.com

Model was stitched on 28 count Sandstone-Tea Linen using Weeks Dye Works floss (the recommended DMC alternative is #915)
Stitch count for the project is 85 x 75

Pattern Pick of the Day: Pixel People Justice League of America

Pixel People - Justice League of America from weelittlestitches on EtsyMy youngest son Ethan turns 14 today, so the pattern pick today had to be Batman related. In fact, most of the things we do today will have some sort of Batman theme.

Pixel People – Justice League of America is available from weelittlestitches on Etsy.

Stitch count on this one is 95w x 38h

The Pixel People series of designs are fun and easy to stitch up. You might remember I stitched Joker & Harley in Love not too long ago, from the same designer’s Etsy shop ;)

Pattern Pick of the Day: Owl Always Love You

Owl Always Love You from Designs by LisaLove and an owl. I kind of love it. Happy Valentine’s Day early <3

Pattern available from 123stitch.com

If you want to fully replicate the adorableness, the beautiful fabric the model was stitched on is 28 sount hand dyed Watercress Jobelan using Gentle Art Sampler threads. No worries if you’re on a stash budget (me too) there are DMC alternatives available for the threads as well.

Happy stitching!

Pattern Pick of the Day: Row of Teacups

Row of Teacups, a Janlynn Counted Cross Stitch Kit

Row of Teacups cross stitch from Janylynn

I’ll tell you a secret about my kitchen. There are several old teacups hanging out in the cupboards that have been picked up over time for their detail and style rather than their function. Picked up by (and for) my adorable husband. Not so secret is the variety of loose leaf tea we keep ;)

This cross stitch kit from Janlynn includes 14 count white cotton aida, cotton 6 strand floss, needle, chart and instructions.
Finished design size is 20″ x 5″

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