Star-Spangled Happiness Free Cross Stitch Pattern

freepatternstarspangledstackedJust a quick little freebie to stitch up over the Independence Day holiday this weekend.

Unfortunately, the weather forecast here in my part of the U.S. looks hot, humid, and rainy :( – good weather for staying in to stitch, but not so great for taking the kids out to see fireworks, cooking on the grill, and other fun stuff.

Hopefully your weather is a little nicer. East coast folks, please stay safe, it looks like we’ll have our first storm of the summer this week.

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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 Facebook page.
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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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Happy 2014 Free Band Sampler Pattern

Happy 2014 Band Sampler PreviewI thought the best way to start off the new year here on the blog would be with a free pattern for everyone to enjoy :)

Just pick two colors, or grab some variegated threads, or use up your leftover flosses and use an assortment of colors.
Design size is 70w x 90h

click here to download this free cross stitch pattern
Click here to download this free pattern.

Winter Days Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Winter Days Free Cross Stitch Pattern PreviewLately the weather seems a bit moody around the United States. It’s supposed to be Spring, but a lot of us are still seeing Winter weather and cold temperatures. I finally saw some sunshine yesterday and today looks pretty good… it might turn out to be a really sunny week here in my part of Virginia.

This pattern is ornament-sized at 70 x 70 stitches, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be an ornament.

Enjoy the pattern and please share with a friend :)

Happy Stitching!

Pattern Made Free for You by Hillbilly Housewife Cookbooks

Keep Calm and Cross Stitch (found on Pinterest)

I may have spent the morning on Pinterest … again.

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Night Sky Bookmark (found on Pinterest)

Source: favecrafts.com via Sandi on Pinterest


So I confess that I’ve spent half my night on Pinterest browsing craft projects and recipes…

The good news is I found the info I went there looking for originally (how to make cake pops), the bad news is that was two and a half hours ago and I got a little sidetracked. But the other good news is I came across this cute bookmark stitching project that’s totally free and I can share it with you.
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Hope Celtic Quilt Block Free Cross Stitch Pattern

hope-celtic-knotwork-cross-stitch-patternHere’s another one of the blocks that we originally did for a Love Quilts project. This one is hope …. again, the colors used in the chart are just a suggestion and you can use any colors that you’d like for your own project.

download this free snowflake cross stitch pattern

Enjoy the pattern and please share with a friend :)
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Free Snowflake Cross Stitch and Blackwork Ornament

snowflakepattern2coverSnowflakes, snowflakes, snowflakes! Snowflakes are fun to stitch – and they’re fun for me to create and share with you as well.

download this free snowflake cross stitch pattern

The free snowflake pattern from last December has been one of the most frequently downloaded patterns all year long – thank you for that. I figured it was time for another one, so here’s our second free snowflake pattern. [Read more...]

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