Getting to Know the Stitching Community: Karen Ezell

Time to meet another new contributing author here at Stitching the Night. You might recognize Karen from a few other posts here about her designs and tutorials that she has done over at, she even sponsored one of our freebies not too long ago.


~ Karen ~

You can find Karen and her work over at Camp Cross Stitch

and also on Facebook:

Let’s jump right into the stitchy goodness with Karen…

Whatโ€™s your favorite type of cross stitch project to work on? [Read more…]

Cross Stitching – the Original Pixel Art

I love the things I find when I find random funny cross stitch references….

Cross Stitching: .... the original pixel art

Are You Missing Facebook Conversations?

facebook-conversationsWhen we took down the old Stitching the Night Away we moved over to a Facebook community because it seemed like an easy spam-free solution for the group. And it was working out fabulously until very recently when Facebook made some huge changes on how pages you’ve liked are delivered to your newsfeed. [Read more…]

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


~ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Whatโ€™s your favorite type of cross stitch project to work on? [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…]

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