Framed and Gifted Lace Heart Wedding Sampler

So I’m a horrible friend in general. I forget things, a lot, frequently, and all the time. If you look closely you’ll see the date on the piece is April of 2010. My husband became very ill that month and we missed the wedding. With so many things going on, I set the piece aside and figured I’d finish the beading and give it to them later.

And then, well, life happened I guess. A year later I finished the beading, but I wasn’t sure how soon I’d be able to have it framed. My intention was to give it to them as an anniversary gift, so I put it in my finished project box for safe keeping until I was ready to have it framed. I even blogged the finish here.

Finished Lace Heart Wedding Sampler Cross Stitch
(The design is Lace Heart from a Jeanette Crews Leaflet of wedding sampler designs, all the details about fabric and supplies are in my other blog post)

I’m not sure what happened, but I must have been distracted by life between my husband being ill, buying the house, stuff with the kids, and then me being ill, the past few years of life are really just a blur of doctor’s rooms, trips to the hardware store, and a lot of confusion. [Read more…]

Quilt Inspired Cross Stitch Ornament Pattern Set

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Quilt Inspired Cross Stitch Ornament Pattern Set (4 patterns)

This pattern set includes 4 quilt-inspired patterns that are suitable for stitchers of all levels. Each ornament is approximately 3.5 to 4 inches in size.

There are quilt and heart elements in each of the patterns, so they can be used as a set or individually. You can of course change the colors to match your own holiday decor. Please remember that the floss legends are only color suggestions. I strongly encourage you to choose your own colors for each ornament.

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Love Quaker Style is Chart of the Week

Love-Quaker-Style-cross-stitch-patternI’ve been in the mood for some Quaker-Style samplers lately – and I’ll show off some new stash later this week – but this caught my eye with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. This is Love Quaker Style by AuryTM Designs.

I love the little splashes of color and the hearts worked into the quaker blocks, very fun 🙂
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Knotted Hearts Quilt Stitched and Assembled by World of Charity Cross Stitch Group Members

I just received a photo of the finished quilt that the WOCS group did using the Knotted Hearts free cross stitch pattern here at Stitching the Night Away… it’s beautiful!

Knotted Hearts Quilt stitched by World of Charity Cross Stitch Group

Each member was given a choice of what color or color combinations they wanted to stitch and they sent in matching fabric if they chose. WOCS quilter, Bonnie Coleman, put this lovely quilt together using her amazing quilting talents. This quilt, along with several other quilts, pillows, tote bags and many other items were donated today to the Century Care Center, in Century, FL as gifts to the seniors who reside there. [Read more…]

Italic Loves Free Cross Stitch Pattern

ItalicLovesPatternCoverWho wants a fun little freebie pattern today? I do, I do. I thought you might 😉

==> Click here to download the free PDF pattern file.

There is no floss legend for this pattern, because the idea is to use up all those leftover bits of floss you have or to choose your favorite color combination for your very own unique piece. Pattern size is 110w x 50h and only uses two floss colors, all solid cross stitches, no backstitching, and can be stitched on any fabric you like. [Read more…]

Laurel Stitched Knotted Hearts

Laurels Knotwork Heart Cross Stitch

Stitched by Laurel

Laurel recently shared this finish on the Facebook wall. She used DMC Variagated in #115 for the knotwork fill.

This is a free cross stitch pattern available => here <= Thank you Laurel for sharing your stitching with us! Happy Stitching!
Loretta

Lindsay’s Valentine Heart Cross Stitch

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Stitched by Lindsay

This is my kind of valentine! Lindsay stitched her Valentine heart in all black. I love how it just pops off the fabric!

I’m so not a girly foo-foo pink frilly kind of girl.

Not to say I don’t like girly things, I like hearts and flowers as much as the next gal, but not boring blah pink same old crap flowers.

I want big blooming magnolias, black roses, or flowing lilies, or simple daisies and purple tulips. [Read more…]

I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Cross Stitch Sampler Chart of the Week

Got My Love Cross Stitch SamplerI love it when I find an enjoyable sampler that doesn’t have an alphabet on it. This one is called I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and comes from Heartstring Samplery.

The quote on the sampler reads:

“The snow is snowing, the wind is blowing, just watch those icicles form. I’ve got my love to keep me warm”.

Model was stitched on 35 count Straw linen by Weeks Dye Works using Weeks Dye Works flosses in Kohl and Brick. Stitch count is 123W x 233H.

==> Get this chart and start stitching today. Seems like a good Valentine’s Day gift to get for ourselves….

Happy Stitching! [Read more…]

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