Getting to Know the Stitching Community: Gail from CrossStitchCards

Gail's Peacock 2Med

I want to take a little time each week to get to know the members of the stitching community as a whole, stitchers, designers, enthusiasts, we all love needlework and we all are passionate about what we do. Let's share our passion and get to know … [Continue reading]

Stitchqueries: Do you use counting pins while stitching?

This weeks question is actually for you from me - after all one person can't possibly know everything there is to know about stitching! Do you use counting pins while you're stitching? I'm one the fence about ordering a set of counting pins … [Continue reading]

Stash Grab Bag Giveaway – Have you stitched Brushstroke Butterfly?

This giveaway is now closed Brushstroke Butterfly is probably the most popular free cross stitch design here at Stitching the Night Away and I love getting emails and seeing blog posts with pictures of everyone's finished projects. I've been … [Continue reading]

Spring Swirls Egg Counted Cross Stitch Pattern


I have taken down this pattern and it will not be re-released here. I based this pattern on graphics I purchased from and it seems that I misunderstood the TOS from the illustrator on the particular graphic in regards to needlework. I … [Continue reading]

Brushstroke Butterfly by Line


Thank you to Line at Words of a Wikkid Woman for letting me share her finished Brushstroke Butterfly with you: If you have a stitched version of one of Stitching the Night Away's patterns that you'd like to share please leave a comment or … [Continue reading]

Welcome HAED Stitching Friends!

There was a mention in the HAED newsletter about gridding your cross stitch fabric for large projects and it referenced the article here that Sherrin wrote ages ago about how she did gridding - some quick background on that.... I met Sherrin at the … [Continue reading]

Stitchqueries: Favorite Cross Stitch Fabric

I'm really enjoying receiving your cross stitch questions and answering them each week, so please do keep asking. No question is too big or too small, I love them all (and hey, I even rhymed!) This week's question is a fun sort of question.... I … [Continue reading]

Brushstroke Butterfly Cross Stitch Quilt


I came across this in a discussion over at the Message Boards this week and I love it, such beautiful stitching and quilting work! Lynn (aka MuskokaLynn) posted a picture of this finished quilt that she and several other … [Continue reading]

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