Twisted Stitches by Phil Davison, My Review


Twisted Stiches30 Corrupt Cross Stitch and Embroidery DesignsFor crafters who like their stitching with a twist, this book provides original designs with a wicked spin, and reworks cute craft imagery, including genuine vintage embroidery motifs, so … [Continue reading]

Brushstroke Butterfly by Nicola


Nicola from Obsessive Cross Stitcher shared her Brushstroke Butterfly with us and it has a creative twist, she's making it into a card! What a great idea :) Thank you for sharing your work with us, Nicola! ==> Brushstroke Butterfly is a … [Continue reading]

Brighter Tomorrows is Chart of the Week


I know it's not October yet, but as far as I'm concerned every month should include Breast Cancer Awareness - and cancer awareness in general. That's why I chose Brighter Tomorrows from Imaginating as cross stitch chart of the week today. Hope - … [Continue reading]

Making Small Changes to Your Cross Stitch Pattern Or Cross Stitch Kit For a Big Difference


Sometimes you pick up a cross stitch chart or even a cross stitch kit and even though you love the design you just want to make a few changes to it or give it a bit of your own pizzazz! I don't think I've personally ever stitched anything exactly to … [Continue reading]

Just a few more stitches to go on Lace Heart Wedding Sampler!

I'm soooooo close! I've been working on this a little at a time for awhile now and I'm almost done. Just need to finish the point of the bottom of the heart, add the names in backstitch, put a few shiny beads on and then I can go pick out a frame. … [Continue reading]

Adorable Free Cross Stitch Pattern! Wendy’s Owl from Ship’s Manor


Is this not the most adorable little owl you've seen? He was just released this week by Ship's Manor and you can get him for free! (Click here) I downloaded the PDF right away ~ now I just need to get it printed (I don't have a printer right now) … [Continue reading]

Winner Announcement for April Stash Giveaway

Seeing all the butterflies stitched by readers has been amazing and whoa did I ever learn a few things during the April giveaway. Since most of the submissions came in by email it got a little chaotic there for awhile, so I entered all the entries … [Continue reading]

Stitchqueries: Do you use a stitching stand?


This should make for some great discussion and I hope everyone will chime in with their recommendations in the comments section below! I just hold my projects in my hands, use an embroidery hoop for my cross-stitch projects, but sometimes that … [Continue reading]

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