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…]

Getting to Know the Stitching Community: Patti Dagg

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Patti Dagg

Welcome back to another edition of the getting to know the stitching community. This week we’re talking with Patti Dagg from Rocky Mountain Stitcher.

Let’s get started…

What’s your favorite type of cross stitch project to work on?

Samplers!

Do you have a favorite designer?

Nora Corbett, Darlene O’Steen, and Brenda Gervais

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Intriguing Blackwork Designs Found on Pinterest

This stunning peacock blackwork design is available as a chart or a kit from designer Tanja Berlin …


This amazing dragon blackwork pattern is available on etsy… [Read more…]

Joining the Totally Useless Stitch-a-Long

Affectionately known as the TUSAL ~ a stitch-a-long where progress is shown by display of your ort jar. I had made a note to join this SAL at the beginning of the year, and then promptly got distracted. And of course I remembered after I emptied my ort jar. So here I am starting with a fresh and empty ort jar….

Empty Ort Jar ready for TUSAL
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Getting to Know the Stitching Community: Laurel

LaurelPIt’s time to get to know some more stitchers in the community. This week we’re getting to know Laurel. I just shared her finished Ornament Club piece the other day and you might also recognize her from her blog, “Cherished Creations” – everyone counts, where she frequently shows off her WIPs and finished stitching.

Let’s get right into the stitching questions with Laurel….

What’s your favorite type of cross stitch project to work on?

I love making ornaments, they’re quick and easy. I have 2 that I’m working on now. One is by Mill Hill and the other is Pine Glen Designs.

Do you have a favorite designer? [Read more…]

Cross Stitched Vogue Magazine Cover

Check out this stitched magazine cover! I got a little excited at first thinking these were pattern creations, but then I went digging for more information. If you look closely you can see that the Xs aren’t in rows straight across. Artist Inge Jacobsen, who created these incredibly detailed high fashion samples by stitching directly onto British Vogue‘s glossy covers.


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Cross Stitch Tattoos

This cross stitch tattoo was too cool not to share…


And here’s another one, equally cool… [Read more…]

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