Pattern Pick of the Day: Pi

Pi Cross Stitch Pattern on EtsyHappy Pi Day!

Of course the pattern of the day had to be Pi related.

This pattern of Pi to the 304th decimal place is available from RobinsDesign on Etsy.

Stitch count is 112 x 140 and uses 5 thread colors

Happy Stitching! :)

Pattern Pick of the Day: Queen of Freedom

Queen of Freedom cross stitch pattern by MirabiliaThe Mirabilia sitting ladies aren’t usually my style, but there are a few that I really do like. Queen of Freedom is one of those. Anything with a patriotic theme usually gets my attention.

Design uses DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads, and Kreinik Metallic Thread.
Stitch count is 181 x 289

Happy Stitching :)

Pattern Pick of the Day: Dreaming of Tulips

Dreaming of Tulips cross stitch pattern from Rosewood ManorBecause the snow has melted, there’s no ice on my back patio, and I’m ready to start pulling weeds and tilling soil so we can plant some veggies and new flowers!

Dreaming of Tulips design by Rosewood Manor, one of their newest pattern releases, is currently available at 123stitch.com

The model is stitched with seven colors of Weeks Dye Words threads on antique white linen. (#1330, #1332, #2202, #2205, #2221, #2282, #4121)

Stitch count is 199 x 199

Pattern Pick of the Day: Quaker Seasons

Quaker Seasons by My Big Toe DesignsQuaker Seasons by My Big Toe Designs is available from 123stitch.com

“To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under heaven.”

Stitch count is 137W x 236H.

Pattern model was stitched on 32 count Antique Ivory Belfast Linen using Weeks Dye Works threads.

Pattern Pick of the Day: The Covered Bridge

The Covered Bridge (Bucilla Heirloom Collection)

Old covered bridges aren’t something we see in too many places anymore, a few small towns and parks might have them but we’ve moved on to sturdier construction and longer lasting materials. When you come across one they sure are fascinating to look at, definitely memorable at least.

These new heirloom kits from Bucilla feature heirloom quality art, color chart, pre-sorted floss tied with ribbon, premium 28-count evenweave fabric, two color coded floss separators, multilingual instructions, and an acetate storage sleeve.

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.

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