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]

Celtic Quilt Blocks Stitched for Love Quilts

This is an older project that folks ask me about pretty often. I recently made the Celtic Dream block available as a free cross stitch pattern and you can download that here. I designed these four blocks as part of a Love Quilts project that a … [Continue reading]

Joyful Summer is Cross Stitch Chart of the Week


Are you ready for flip flops, camping, bonfires and beach days? After all this crazy weather everywhere lately I think we're all ready for sunny days to get started. I'm already thinking about things to do with my boys this summer and looking … [Continue reading]

Stitchqueries: What kind of lighting?


Bad lighting can make your stitching seem difficult and really strain your eyes, so this week's question is an important one. I've been doing needlepoint and cross-stitch for over 30 years but now that I have older eyes I don't see as well at … [Continue reading]

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