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…]

Peppermint Twist Chevron Ornament

Life got away from me a little bit while I was designing and test stitching the ornament bundle for this year. I won’t drag you into the details and events, but the bad news is I didn’t finish designing the set in time for the holidays this year. The good news is I have a head start on some designs and I pulled one to share as a freebie holiday gift for you this year.

Peppermint Twist Free Cross Stitch Ornament Pattern

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download nowPattern size is 63 x 63 stitches. [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

Free cross stitch pattern available for download HERE and on Craftsy

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.

Download the free pattern right here or go to Craftsy and add it to your account there if you prefer.

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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.

download the pattern PDF file

You can download this free pattern here or add it to your Craftsy account.

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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

love is love marriage equality celebration cross stitch patterndownload the pattern PDF file

You can download this free pattern here or add it to your Craftsy account.

Pattern Available at Craftsy

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!
Happy Marriages! Happy Everything!
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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.

download the pattern PDF fileClick here to download and save the pattern PDF file

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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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

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