Getting to Know the Stitching Community: Joy

Our next new contributor here Stitching the Night Away is Joy and I thought we’d get to know her a little bit before she gets busy posting fun new things. I love these stitchy community interviews πŸ™‚


~ Joy ~

You can find Joy hanging out online… her personal blog
Sola Scriptura Needlework, where she shares her scripture-based cross stitch designs

on Facebook, /solascripturaneedlework
and on Twitter @sneedlework

Let’s talk some stitching with Joy πŸ˜‰
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Getting to Know the Stitching Community: Rachel (aka: StitchbyRachel)

It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these stitcher interviews and I thought it would be fun to revive these conversations with the newest contributing writers here at Stitching the Night Away πŸ˜‰ First up is Rachel …


~ Rachel ~

You can find Rachel hanging out online ….

on Facebook –
and on Twitter – @stitchbyrachel

Let’s get right into the stitching Q&A πŸ™‚

What’s your favorite type of cross stitch project to work on? [Read more…]

Want to be a Guest Contributor Here at STNA?

Hello my stitching friends. I’m currently looking for three to five guest bloggers to contribute at least one post per month to the Stitching the Night Away website.

You can write about anything cross stitch related, tutorials, charts, tips, stash, etc… This is not a paid position, but an opportunity to increase your audience and reach, and yes that includes the chance to promote your own items for sale if you offer that kind of thing. All guest author accounts include a bio box that can include links to your own properties as you wish, you can also link to things in your blog posts. [Read more…]

The Hobby of Cross Stitching Expressed as a Pie Chart

I know its totally geeky and a little silly, but I believe this pie chart is reasonably accurate to a certain degree. Of course all figures and numbers are completely non-scientific and your results may vary.

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Pokemon First Generation Mega Huge Cross Stitch Project

My geek heart swoons when I see projects like this one stitched by Linda over at

The design was created by Servotron over at the SpriteStitch community, and yes it is available there if you’re interested in stitching this project yourself.

Linda with her finished Pokemon first generation cross stitch project completed

Linda with her finished Pokemon cross stitch project.

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Michael’s Crafts Opened, And I’m Totally Disappointed

A few weeks ago on a trip to the grocery store I noticed that they were opening a Michael’s Crafts store in the same plaza just a few doors down. The huge space had been empty for awhile and I was excited to see something crafty and creative going in. It opened over this past weekend, so when we were shopping on Monday the kids said, “Let’s go look!” and I certainly wasn’t going to argue about a trip to the craft store!

We spent probably a good 45 minutes to an hour in the store just looking at all the fun project ideas, gadgets, gizmos, Halloween decorations (my favorite!), and we even signed up for their drawing of the day. We went up and down aisles and wrapped through big sections of different sorts, I even browsed the frame selection for awhile. We were at the point where we it seemed we had been down every aisle when I looked at my husband and said, “Did you see a needlework section? How did I miss that of all things?” He frowned, he hadn’t noticed one either. [Read more…]

A Light in Darkness Blackwork

I found this beautiful blackwork project posted on Flickr by hanging-by-a-thread and I just love it. With the Olympics going on this week, it seemed like an appropriate thing to share.
There is a light that never goes out
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World of Charity Cross Stitching

wocThe World of Charity Cross Stitching group was started in 2007 as an offshoot of another charity stitching group.

Initially they were a cross stitching and quilting group, but things have evolved and they now produce hand made gifts for children and seniors alike, including quilts, totes, cards, stuffed animals and much more. [Read more…]

Our Community Is More Than Just Cross Stitching

Even though our cross stitching often consumes us and you will find us ignoring the rest of the world for hours at a time to focus on needle and thread, we are still have other life interests, families, pets, homes, – you know, normal every day stuff! Here’s a few blog posts from the stitchers in the STNA community to show off what we’ve been up to other than stitching…

Dawn has a little video to share about the new baby lambs they have. They have five itty bitty baby lambs roaming their ranch this spring! (Go watch the video and come back, it’s adorable and I’ll wait….)

Lindsay is working on planting a container garden on her patio – which reminds me I really need to get my yard work done this weekend. [Read more…]

A Few Snippets From Around the Web

I’ve been a bit busy with other work this week and I was feeling a bit disconnected, so I asked on the Stitching the Night Away Facebook page for everyone to post a link to something they posted on their blog this week. That way I could catch up with everyone all in one place. It worked out really well, and I’m thinking we’ll do something like this on the Facebook page once a week from now on because it was fun to see what everyone was up to. Here are a few snippets from around the web… [Read more…]

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