Always Some Madness in Love

My favorite Nietzsche quote. Quite possibly my favorite quote of anyone ever.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Download the free cross stitch pattern here as a PDF
or add it to your account at Craftsy, whichever you prefer.

click here to download the pattern PDF filePattern size: 209 w X 126 h ~ I charted this with four colors, but of course you can change that up however you’d like, add embellishments, have fun and get creative. [Read more…]

Love Marriage Equality Celebration Stitched by Amanda B.

I think Amanda is the first one to finish stitching one of the Love celebration patterns (I haven’t even stitched a whole one yet myself, I need to pick up some red and orange floss)

Love marriage equality pattern stitched by Amanda B.

stitched by Amanda B.

If you’d like to stitch one of the Love is Love marriage equality celebration patterns, you can download a copy free right here. There are two versions; one with vertical stripes and one with horizontal stripes.

If you’ve stitched this pattern or one of the other patterns I’ve designed, I’d love to see a photo 🙂 Drop me a note and let me know!

Love is Love Free Pattern Celebration!

Today the Supreme Court ruled for marriage equality and our nation celebrated. Sometimes we get things right. I am so ridiculously happy for my friends and loved ones right now. Seeing so many happy photos and celebrations across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter today was fantastic.

marriage-equality-for-all-LOVE-is-loveLove is love.

download the pattern PDF file

You can download this free pattern here or add it to your Craftsy account.

Pattern Available at Craftsy

Pattern file includes both a black & white and a color version of the chart.
Size is 60 x 60 stitches.

..and here is a second version with the stripes going horizontally… stitch one, stitch both, make changes, have fun with it! <3

love is love marriage equality celebration cross stitch patterndownload the pattern PDF file

You can download this free pattern here or add it to your Craftsy account.

Pattern Available at Craftsy

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!
Happy Marriages! Happy Everything!
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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

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: Owl Always Love You

Owl Always Love You from Designs by LisaLove and an owl. I kind of love it. Happy Valentine’s Day early <3 Pattern available from

If you want to fully replicate the adorableness, the beautiful fabric the model was stitched on is 28 sount hand dyed Watercress Jobelan using Gentle Art Sampler threads. No worries if you’re on a stash budget (me too) there are DMC alternatives available for the threads as well.

Happy stitching!

Green Retro Love Stitched by Vicki


Stitched by Vicki

Vicki is working up an interesting wall hanging idea with the Retro Love and Retro Peace patterns. She shared this green variegated version of Retro Love on the Facebook page recently and mentioned that there will be some sewing and creativity happening, and she also shared a photo of this pattern stitched in red, so I am really looking forward to seeing what she comes up with.
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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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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…]

Retro Love Free Cross Stitch Pattern

RetroLoveFreeCrossStitchPatternCoverI hinted earlier this week that there would be a companion piece to the Retro Peace free cross stitch pattern, and here it is: Retro Love.

==> Click here to download the PDF pattern file for Retro Love.

Pattern Size is 90w x 30h and there is no floss legend. This is one of those projects where [Read more…]

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