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]

This Year’s Spring Eggs from Mill Hill

dragonfly spring egg cross stitch bead kit from mill hill

Last year's Spring Eggs were seasonal flower themed, this year's Spring Eggs seem to be seasonal insect themed with a Dragonfly and a Ladybug. These eggs are fully beaded designs, so they're a little bit different than the usually Mill Hill … [Continue reading]

Finished Stitching Capricorn Zodiac Block

I've finally gotten back to my morning stitching routine. After everyone leaves in the morning I get my second cup of coffee, turn on Netflix, and do a little stitching before I go to work (which since I work from home is just walking to the office … [Continue reading]

Libra Zodiac Pattern Blocks

Libra Cross Stitch Pattern Preview

Available at Craftsy | Etsy | Amazon Libra (♎) Beautiful inside and out, Libra is the sign of partnership, ruled by the love planet Venus and symbolized by the Scales. Ever gracious, fair and balanced, Libra is an Air sign and among the most … [Continue reading]

Four Leaf Clovers Free Blackwork and Cross Stitch Patterns

four leaf clover free cross stitch pattern and blackwork pattern

It's been awhile since we've had a free pattern and I was feeling stitchy and gifty today, so here we are with a brand new fresh off my desk pattern. Choose your favorite shade of green (or a few greens, or a variegated thread) for stitching … [Continue reading]

Scorpio Zodiac Pattern Blocks

preview of scorpio patterns

Available at Craftsy | Etsy | Amazon Scorpio (♏) There's nothing about this powerful Water sign that isn't deep, passionate and intense. Symbolized by the Scorpion, with a poisonous stinger for a tail, these friends care deeply but can also hurt … [Continue reading]

Penny’s Paw of Love Cross Stitch and Blackwork Pattern

Cross stitch and blackwork pattern Penny's Paw of Love

Pattern available at Craftsy and Etsy There's no color legend for this project, it's a choose your own adventure kind of pattern. Finished size is 45 x 45 stitches, so this project can be used as an embellishment on a pillow, tote bag, … [Continue reading]

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