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]

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]

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