Blackwork Bookmark Trio the First Pattern

blackwork bookmark cross stitch pattern preview

I was stitching up some bookmarks as gifts and these were the designs I charted for them. Simple, fun, and easy to finish. Available on Craftsy & Etsy Each bookmark is approximately 30 x 100 stitches in size, there's a slight variation in … [Continue reading]

The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

The Light of the Fireflies book by Paul Pen

I want to start by mentioning that The Light of the Fireflies as I'm reading it is a translation from another language. I do think the translation was done very well, the sentence structure and word order all makes sense and flows well for the most … [Continue reading]

March and April Stitchybox Goodies!

stitchybox unboxing of march april box halloween cross stitch supplies

Join StitchyBox and Use Coupon Code SBLO1 to Save 10% The color inspiration for the March/April box was The Scream painting, and this is the Halloween box. Upon opening the package there were three packets filled with beautiful surprises waiting … [Continue reading]

Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Patterns Complete Set

complete set of zodiac patterns

Available on Craftsy & Etsy … [Continue reading]

Sagittarius Zodiac Pattern Blocks

Sagittarius Cross Stitch Pattern Preview

Available at Craftsy | Etsy | Amazon Sagittarius (♐) Full of energy and a burning desire to explore. Positive and optimistic, Sagittarius loves becoming enlightened to new ideas through people, travel, and philosophy. Each block in the … [Continue reading]

Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop #21

stitching bloggers blog hop

I've had a few requests to revive the blog hops, so here we are. I think we'll give it a go on the 1st weekend of every month for the rest of this year, maybe with a few extra special event hops thrown in here and there just for fun. The theme … [Continue reading]

Coffee and Mill Hill Kits – Two of My Favorite Things!

Good Coffee & Good Friends Debbie Mumm Cross Stitch Kit by Mill Hill

I finally got a chance to look at the latest Mill Hill kit releases. I was surprised to find a set of six designs from Debbie Mumm called Good Coffee & Good Friends, all coffee themed! Stitching and coffee are the two things I most frequently … [Continue reading]

Cross Stitch to Calm: 40 Simple Patterns

design examples from cross stitch to calm patterns

You've probably heard me talk about how stitching is a great stress relief for me and how having a hobby can be an amazing therapeutic path for just about anyone for any reason. This book focuses on that idea in the hopes of attracting new and … [Continue reading]

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