Stitching the Family: Samplers

joyQuakerSampler

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]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Kitchen Roosters

rooster cross stitch apron

It's another two-for-one pattern pick here on the blog today, because these are too cute to not have them be together. Tiny twist on the usual though; the apron is cross stitch and the hand towels are embroidery. Happy Stitching! … [Continue reading]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Quaker Bee

Quaker Bee from AuryTm

You might have noticed a theme going on this week with all the bees ;) Here's a bee themed quaker pattern from AuryTm. I love the pure simplicity. Pattern is available at 123stitch.com. Model stitched on 28 Ct. Moonglow Cashel linen with DMC … [Continue reading]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Antique Bee Sampler

Elizabeth's Designs Antique Bee Sampler

Queen Bee - Honey Bee - Bumble Bee - Spelling Bee - Quilting Bee - Sewing Bee Whatever your favorite kind of "bee" this Antique Bee Sampler is a really fun sampler pattern from Elizabeth's Designs :) Available from 123stitch.com or Stitching … [Continue reading]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Bee Sampler & Save the Bees from Lila’s Studio

Save the Bees from Lila's Studio

It's a two-for-one pattern pick today, because these two patterns from Lila's Studio are the perfect companions to each other. You can find these beautiful bees at the Lila's Studio Etsy page or at 123stitch.com. Both project models are … [Continue reading]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Sadie Stuart Summer Bee Sampler

Sadie Stuart Summer Bee Sampler

Welcome to June! This lovely sampler from Samsarah Designs Studio is available from 123stitch.com Stitch count is 48 wide x 143 tall. The model is stitched on 28 Ct. Blue Jean over-dyed gingham linen with Gentle Art Sampler Threads (GAST), … [Continue reading]

Tips for Stitching on Black Fabric

Tips for Stitching on Black Fabric (headline image)

Stitching on black fabrics can be eye-straining, frustrating, and down right difficult. All that said, why do we even do it? Because the results are always stunning and awe-worthy. Here are my tips and ideas for making the process less painful. … [Continue reading]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Hedgehog!

hedgehog cross stitch

Over the past week or so I've seen lots of of my stitchy friends posting pictures of their kids and grandkids learning to stitch, working on their first project, and even a few that are on their second or third project. I love it! My boys all … [Continue reading]

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