Stitching the Family: Ornaments and other Smalls

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If stitching a sampler for a family event is just too much work for you, consider stitching something smaller.  Perhaps something ornament-sized.  You may not be able to stitch as many details on it, however, they can be just as effective.  They also … [Continue reading]

Love is Love Free Pattern Celebration!

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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, … [Continue reading]

Stitching the Family: Modifications!

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[The title of this post comes from the extremely funny Pixar short "Tokyo Mater" where Mater gets "modifications."  What can I say, I have two small children and all I get to watch is Disney and Sprout.] So, you want to stitch something nice for … [Continue reading]

Leo Zodiac Blocks

Gemini Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Pattern Preview

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 … [Continue reading]

Gemini Zodiac Blocks

Gemini Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Pattern Preview

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 … [Continue reading]

May StitchyBox Goodies!

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My Stitchybox came on the 30th, filled with pretty things... Join StitchyBox and Use Coupon Code SBLO1 and Save 10% … [Continue reading]

Pattern Pick of the Day: A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon cross stitch pattern from Ship's Manor

A Trip to the Moon is one of the newest designs from Ship's Manor, available at 123stitch.com, if you have a local needlework shop they can probably order it for you as well. The project model was stitched on 40 count Legacy by Picture This Plus … [Continue reading]

Stitching the Family: Samplers

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Many stitchers use stitching to commemorate events in the family.  One of the most popular ways to do this is with samplers. Samplers have been around since humanity has been doing the needle arts.  Many stitchers think of alphabet, motif, and … [Continue reading]

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