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 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 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 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]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Holly Jolly Mandala

holly jolly mandala ink circles cross stitch pattern

This fun winter design is available at and directly from Ink Circles. I love all the Ink Circles mandala designs, but I chose this as today's pick of the day because I very much like how it's wintery and fun but still holiday … [Continue reading]

The only shades of GRAY I care about…

The Only Shades of Gray I Care About are Made by DMC fun t-shirt design

It's funny, because it's true. No, seriously. That whole Shades of Grey book trilogy and movie thing that other people are going bonkers for in social media, I'm not interested a single tiny bit. However, if you have some … [Continue reading]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Cock-a-Doodle-Do


I don't know what it is about roosters that make people go crazy and buy all the things for the kitchen, but here we are with another rooster pattern and it's sitting in my shopping cart because I think it would make a great gift for a friend whose … [Continue reading]

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