The Dreamer of Improbable Dreams

One of the 11th Doctor’s most quoted moments,…

"I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes, the dreamer of improbable dreams." - The Doctor




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10,000 Ways That Won’t Work Quote

free cross stitch pattern "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison

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Peppermint Twist Chevron Ornament

A fun and easy holiday ornament design for all stitching skill levels 🙂

Peppermint Twist Free Cross Stitch Ornament Pattern

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The War Doctor Quote Free Pattern

The War Doctor, without an official number or a fancy catch phrase, making the most difficult decision and fighting The Time War… Portrayed by actor John Hurt in the 50th Anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, along side the beloved 10 and 11 of David Tennant and Matt Smith.

It was a quote-filled episode for sure, but this moment sticks with you. Okay, the whole thing sort of sticks with you as a Doctor Who fan, there’s a lot of emotion and powerful storytelling packed into that anniversary special. (random side note for ’80s kids, John Hurt was also The Storyteller)

Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.

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Always Some Madness in Love

My favorite Nietzsche quote. Quite possibly my favorite quote of anyone ever.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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click here to download the pattern PDF filePattern size: 209 w X 126 h ~ I charted this with four colors, but of course you can change that up however you’d like, add embellishments, have fun and get creative. [Read more…]

Suicide Prevention Week ; This Story Isn’t Over Yet Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Be the Voice to Stop Suicide #stopsuicide
If you are ever in crisis, need help, or just to talk through a moment, call National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) where you’ll be connected to a counselor at a crisis center in your area, 24/7.

semicolon this story isn't over yet free cross stitch pattern

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This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. I’ve been meaning to chart something to stitch for Project Semicolon and today seemed like a good day to get that finished and shared out in the world. [Read more…]

Four Leaf Clovers Free Blackwork and Cross Stitch Patterns

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a free pattern and I was feeling stitchy and gifty today, so here we are with a brand new fresh off my desk pattern.

four leaf clover free cross stitch pattern and blackwork pattern

Choose your favorite shade of green (or a few greens, or a variegated thread) for stitching up your four leaf clover, or maybe you’re feeling bold and lucky and want to stitch it up in a rainbow of colors – go for it! Whatever color you stitch your four leaf clover in, I’d love to see it when you’re finished so please do send me a photo to share in the gallery.

download the pattern PDF filePattern size is 58 x 62 stitches, both the cross stitch and blackwork versions are included in the PDF download.

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Love is Love Free Pattern Celebration!

Today the Supreme Court ruled for marriage equality and our nation celebrated. Sometimes we get things right. I am so ridiculously happy for my friends and loved ones right now. Seeing so many happy photos and celebrations across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter today was fantastic.

marriage-equality-for-all-LOVE-is-loveLove is love.

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Pattern file includes both a black & white and a color version of the chart.
Size is 60 x 60 stitches.

..and here is a second version with the stripes going horizontally… stitch one, stitch both, make changes, have fun with it! <3

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Enjoy & Happy Stitching!
Happy Marriages! Happy Everything!
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Star-Spangled Happiness

Pattern Size: 70w X 117h ~ I did include a legend for the colors in the chart, but as always you can pull threads from your stash and get creative ~ I look forward to see everyone’s finished stitches. You can send me an email, post a reply here, or share your pictures on the Stitching the Night Away Facebook group.

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

rainbow-in-cloud-representationMy 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 need to help lift them up again.

Since the first time I read Letter to My Daughter this quote has been stuck with me and I’ve used the phrase with my kids on many occassions in teaching them to be be kind to other people.

With the recent passing of Maya Angelou, my youngest son has recently taken this quote to heart even more than before and he has been using it quite frequently. He asked me to chart it out so I could stitch it, frame it, and hang it near our front door. Once I had it charted out, of course I wanted to share the pattern with everyone as a free gift here.

The truth of the matter is, you are all rainbows for me. Having such a wonderful community of stitchers and crafters means so much to me, you are the reason this website even exists. This pattern is being made free to everyone to celebrate that spirit of community and the passions that bring us all together.
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