Leo Zodiac Blocks

This is the second release in a series of Zodiac cross stitch patterns, making my way through these all summer in no particular order.

Leo (♌) is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It spans the 120-150th degree of the Tropical zodiac, between 125.25 and 152.75 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between July 23 and August 22 each year.

Gemini Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Pattern Preview

Pattern Available at Craftsy

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Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities.

You can customize and stitch however you’d like, each Zodiac symbol’s PDF file will include 5 individual chart; the four you see in the preview pane above plus one with just the backstitching outline. I intentionally removed the floss key from the patterns so that everyone’s piece will be unique. You can stitch it in one, two, or three colors, use variegated threads or metallics, etc. For those that are curious what colors I used in charting; DMC Very Dark Navy (939) and Burnt Orange Red (606).

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Ruled by the fiery Sun, Leo the Lion cannot be ignored. There’s a sense of royalty surrounding this magnificent glamourpuss, whose warmth, charm and love of drama always puts them at the center of attention.

I’ll be releasing these Zodiac cross stitch patterns throughout the summer via Craftsy, and by the time my kids start school in the fall they’ll all be out there in the world for stitching. If you want to be notified when new patterns are added, please subscribe to the weekly Stitching the Night Away newsletter here :)

Thank you for your amazing support.
Enjoy the first pattern and happy stitching!
Loretta

Gemini Zodiac Blocks

This is the first release in a series of Zodiac cross stitch patterns. Since I started charting the series during Gemini’s time I thought it was only fair that they go first.

Gemini (♊) is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between May 21 and June 20.

Gemini Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Pattern Preview

Pattern Available at Craftsy

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Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities.

You can customize and stitch however you’d like, each Zodiac symbol’s PDF file will include 5 individual chart; the four you see in the preview pane above plus one with just the backstitching outline. I intentionally removed the floss key from the patterns so that everyone’s piece will be unique. You can stitch it in one, two, or three colors, use variegated threads or metallics, etc. For those that are curious what colors I used in charting; Black (310), Lemon (307), and Dark Lemon (444).

Click here to purchase this pattern on Craftsy.

Energetic Gemini is bright and multicolored, but the sign’s signature shade is yellow. Optimistic and young at heart, Geminis have a cheery and warm disposition that is complemented by their color. What’s more, yellow promotes communication, and you love to talk.

I’ll be releasing these Zodiac cross stitch patterns throughout the summer via Craftsy, and by the time my kids start school in the fall they’ll all be out there in the world for stitching. If you want to be notified when new patterns are added, please subscribe to the weekly Stitching the Night Away newsletter here :)

Thank you for your amazing support.
Enjoy the first pattern and happy stitching!
Loretta

January’s Big Fluffy Snowball

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Pattern size: 98 x 98 stitches
2 colors floss, your choice

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!
Loretta

Deer Head Silhouettes Pattern for Blackwork and Cross Stitching

The chart includes both the blackwork and the solidly stitched silhouette, so you can choose to stitch one or you can stitch both.

deer head silohouettes preview

Pattern is available for purchase and download at Craftsy
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I’m currently alternating back and forth between stitching the two versions, my plan is to make a few throw pillows with them before the holidays. Charting this was a labor of love and I really enjoyed working on this project, I hope you enjoy it too. I can’t wait to see everyone’s variations and color selections :)

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!
Loretta

Blackwork Version stitched and ready for finishing:

blackwork-deer-silhouette

[Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy]

September Ornament Club Pattern

In September we decorated a few gingerbread men with the kids 😉

gingerbread man a gingerbreadB gingerbreadC gingerbreadD

Order September 2013 Ornament PatternWhen you purchase this pattern on Craftsy you receive the charting for all four of these gingerbread men that you can change, alter, and decorate however you’d like. Add some of your favorite embellishments or beads and he’ll be as unique as a snowflake.
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August Ornament Club Pattern

August Ornament PreviewThe best way to celebrate any holiday is simply with love and kindness to each other.

A simple and fun ornament to stitch and one of my favorites this year. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. If you missed out ornament club registration, you can purchase the chart individually here for $2.75.

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July Ornament Club Pattern

JulyOrnamentPreviewJuly’s Ornament Club Pattern comes with a speckle of Irish 😉 Simple ornament with a knotwork accent in two versions,

Beannachtaí na Féile = Happy Holidays / Greetings of the Festival
(stitch count 73w x 51h)

JulyOrnamentAlternateVersionNollaig Shona= Merry Christmas (stitch count 73w x 39h)

As always, if you missed out on the ornament club you can purchase this chart individually right here for $2.75.

order July ornament for $2.75

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June Ornament Club Pattern

june-previewThe Ornament Club design for June was simple and sweet, great for using up extra threads, making quick gifts, or just hanging on the tree.

If you missed the club registration deadline for this year you can still purchase the PDF file of this pattern individually right here for $2.75.

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