Pattern Pick of the Day: Love is the Key

Love is the Key - Cross Stitch Pattern by ScissorTail DesignsLove is the Key by ScissorTail Designs is available on 123stitch.com

Model was stitched on 28 count Sandstone-Tea Linen using Weeks Dye Works floss (the recommended DMC alternative is #915)
Stitch count for the project is 85 x 75

Pattern Pick of the Day: Anna’s Bird by Kathy Barrick

Anna's Bird by Kathy BarrickAnna’s Bird by Kathy Barrick available on 123stitch.com

“Anna Cockran Born 1804, daughter of Jacob & Mary, his wife. Here you find her work complete in the year 1814.”

Model stitched on 40 count Black Forest by Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Inc Silks, but DMC alternatives are provided.

Stitch count is 114W x 159H

Belted Kingfisher and Green Kingfisher Bird Cross Stitch

This week’s chart of the week is actually two charts because I think they go together too nicely to feature them separately – and they were ultimately designed to be a matched pair. This is Belted Kingfisher (left) and Green Kingfisher (right), both from Crossed Wing Collection.

Belted Kingfisher Bird Cross StitchGreen Kingfisher Bird Cross Stitch

I’ll admit that bird cross stitch designs are usually not my style, but these two little guys were so handsome they really caught my attention, and held it for quite awhile as if I were actually outside bird watching. [Read more…]

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