Joining the Totally Useless Stitch-a-Long

Affectionately known as the TUSAL ~ a stitch-a-long where progress is shown by display of your ort jar. I had made a note to join this SAL at the beginning of the year, and then promptly got distracted. And of course I remembered after I emptied my … [Continue reading]

Cynthia Stitched Retro Peace Free Cross Stitch


Cynthia wrote in with another finished project from one of the free cross stitch patterns here on the site. She stitched up Retro Peace freebie in some amazing colors on 28 ct Lugana Summer Winds. Awesome! Don’t have this pattern yet? It’s free … [Continue reading]

Lindsay’s Valentine Heart Cross Stitch


This is my kind of valentine! Lindsay stitched her Valentine heart in all black. I love how it just pops off the fabric! I'm so not a girly foo-foo pink frilly kind of girl. Not to say I don't like girly things, I like hearts and flowers as … [Continue reading]

I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Cross Stitch Sampler Chart of the Week

Got My Love Cross Stitch Sampler

I love it when I find an enjoyable sampler that doesn't have an alphabet on it. This one is called I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and comes from Heartstring Samplery. The quote on the sampler reads: "The snow is snowing, the wind is blowing, … [Continue reading]

Getting to Know the Stitching Community: Laurel


It's time to get to know some more stitchers in the community. This week we're getting to know Laurel. I just shared her finished Ornament Club piece the other day and you might also recognize her from her blog, "Cherished Creations" - everyone … [Continue reading]

Cross Stitched Vogue Magazine Cover

Check out this stitched magazine cover! I got a little excited at first thinking these were pattern creations, but then I went digging for more information. If you look closely you can see that the Xs aren't in rows straight across. Artist Inge … [Continue reading]

Stitchqueries: Does Floss Ever Become Too Old?

This week's stitchquery comes from Mary about some old stash she has waiting in the wings. I've been away from doing cross-stitch for some time and am wondering how old is too old when it comes to the quality of floss. I've had some of my floss … [Continue reading]

Brushstroke Butterfly Plus a Lovely Quote


The free Brushstroke Butterfly pattern has been stitched in many ways for charities and gifts over the past few years, but I really like the addition of a quote as Nancy has used it here in her gift for a friend... "Just when the caterpillar … [Continue reading]

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