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]

Brushstroke Butterfly by Peggy M.

Peggy stitched this Brushstroke Butterfly and finished it into a no-sew stand up display. I love it! :) Thank you Peggy for sharing your work with us! You can download the free cross stitch pattern in PDF format here at any time: … [Continue reading]

Brushstoke Butterfly by Lynn G.

Lynn G. stitched these two Brushstroke Butterfly pieces as part of the quilt gift we showed earlier, so you might recognize them from the quilt picture! Lynn also reminded me that butterflies are a symbol of hope, I love that. … [Continue reading]

Almost Done with Lace Heart Wedding Sampler

I can't believe I'm almost done with this Lace Heart Wedding Sampler for our friend! I've barely had time to stitch except for a few times during stormy nights and it's just coming along so quickly. (My new counting pins helped a lot with this recent … [Continue reading]

Blue Eyes (Tiger) Cross Stitch Chart Of The Week


Tigers are such beautiful and majestic creatures and this is a gorgeous design from Kustom Krafts called Blue Eyes (Tiger). It almost feels like he's looking in a window at us and I know a teenager in Alabama that would just love to have this as a … [Continue reading]

Stitchqueries: Finding Stitch and Stuff Bear Pattern


This week's stitchqueries is a little bit different. This is a plea for help in finding a pattern .... Janet emailed me a few weeks ago looking for a pattern of a bear with his arms up where you stitch his face sweater and toes then cut out the bear … [Continue reading]

Four Brushstroke Butterflies from Maggi S.

It's amazing how each butterfly is different even when it was stitched by the same stitcher! These four Brushstroke Butterfly finishes come from Maggi S. and she stitched them all for Cole's Quilts. If you're keeping score, that means these count as … [Continue reading]

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