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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The 2017 Cross Stitch Christmas Mystery Project Is Complete!

For those of you who are stitching my Christmas Mystery Project, I've just uploaded the 4th and final part.  Find it in the same location as Parts 1, 2 and 3.

Christmas Snowman Cross Stitch Pattern
This design is now available at Etsy - http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/
(Print Only)

And at Magcloud: -  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me
(Print or Digital)

I hope everyone enjoys my mystery cross stitch projects.  I'll have more in 2018!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

All Occasion Crazy Quilt Cards

Just a quick note for today.  I've added some All Occasion Crazy Quilt Cards and Journals to my Cafe Press shop:

Pink Cat Card

White Cat Card

Victorian Cat Card
For all the cat lovers out there, these are a must have!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Crazy Quilt Journals And Greeting Cards

I've been thinking for  quite awhile now, about opening a Cafe Press Shop and using some of my crazy quilt pieces on greeting cards and journals.

It's taken me all day to just to figure out the site and how to list products.  Not nearly as easy as Etsy and Ebay but I finally figured it out!  I still have some work to do but I have a good start now!

I started with some of my Christmas projects thinking that someone might want to have some unique Christmas Cards!  I'm going to order some for myself too!

These are blank greeting cards meaning you can add your own message inside.  They can be ordered as single cards or in groups of 10 and groups of 20.  These designs are also available on Journals!

When I have time, I'll add some everyday cards and journals and maybe try some of the other products.

For now, here is the link if you're interested in some really cool Christmas Cards for your stitching friends!  http://www.cafepress.com/kittyandmedesigns

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 3

Here is Panel 3 Band 3 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along:

Never Ending Sampler Stitch Along Panel 3 Band 3
As you can see, this actually a continuation of Band 2 and then Band 3 is beneath that.

Work the continuation of Band 2 with cross stitches and add straight stitches and either french knots or beads.

Band 3 is worked with cross stitch and detached chain aka Lazy Daisy stitches.  Feel free to add a french knot or bead in the center of the flowers.

2017 Christmas Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along Part 3

Part 3 of the 2017 Christmas Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along is available:


2017 Christmas Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along Part 3
If you've joined the mystery, you can find the PDF file in the same location as Parts 1 and 2.  That link is available in the confirmation Etsy message that I sent to you when you placed your order.

If you would like to stitch this mystery project, please order from my Etsy shop.

The 4th and final part of this mystery will be available next week.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

2017 Christmas Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along Part 2

If you're stitching on the 2017 Christmas Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along project, Part 2 is now available.  Find it in the same location as Part 1:


If you would like to join in on the stitch-along, please order it from my Etsy shop.

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 2

For those of you stitching the Never Ending Sampler, here is Panel 3 Band 2:

Band 2 is worked with straight stitches and cross stitches.  Simple stitches with an elegant, airy look!
Feel free to choose either French Knots or beads for the flower centers.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Thanksgiving Turkey Blogger Blog Background

If you like my Thanksgiving Turkey Blog Background, you can use it on your own Blogger Blogspot blog.

Thanksgiving Turkey Blog Background
Copy and paste the code below into your HTML thingy:

<style type="text/css">
body { background-image : url(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4474/38043717761_76cf9aa2cf_o.jpg); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat;  background-attachment : fixed; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
var div = document.createElement('div');
div.setAttribute('style',"position: absolute; left: 0px; top: 30px; z-index: 50; width: 150px; height: 45px;");
div.innerHTML = '<a target="_blank" href=" "></a>';
document.getElementsByTagName('body').item(0).appendChild(div);
</script>

This is for Blogspot 2 column blogs.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

2017 Christmas Mystery Stitch-Along

Part 1 of the Christmas Mystery Stitch-Along is now available!!  If you signed up for this project, you can find the link to Part 1 in your Etsy confirmation email.

If you would like to join in on this Stitch-Along, please order it from my Etsy shop.



Thank you to Sharon Cooper for stitching the model!

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 1

I can't believe that today is November 1st!  Where did October go?

I know everyone needed some time to get caught up on Panels 1 and 2 of The Never Ending Sampler but now it's time to start on Panel 3!!

If you're new to this Stitch-Along, you'll want to read about it here.

Band 1 is worked with cross stitches and straight stitches.  The Bargello stitch around the center square should be worked with 3 strands of floss to give the look of satin stitching.

Here's a closeup of the center of the square:

These are long straight stitches that will cross over each other.

If you would like as nice place to chat with other stitchers about this project, hop over to Facebook and join the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along group!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Winter 2017

The Winter 2017 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available:

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Winter 2017
Thank you to Nicki Lee Seavey for being our cover artist!

Available at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me
(Print and/or Digital)

And at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/
(Print only)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Handmade Christmas Door Hanging PIllows

My mom made a few pretty Christmas Door Hanging Pillows:

Christmas Tree Door Hanging Pillow

Heart Shaped Christmas Door Hanging Pillow

Christmas Santa Claus Door Hanging Pillow

Victorian Santa Door Hanging Pillow
All are in my Etsy shop.  I don't think mom has time to make any more this year so if anyone is interested, please order now!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Strip Quilted Pouch

I've meaning to post this for awhile now:

This is a little pouch that I made for a friend of my mom's.  She's legally blind and has a guide dog.  She doesn't like to carry a purse.  I've made her several Crazy Quilt cellphone pouches over the years but this time I thought I'd make her a larger pouch so she has room for her keys, phone, rosary and wallet.

I strip quilted the pouch on a muslin foundation, then top stitched lace over the seams.  I appliqued the rose embroidery (from a vintage hanky) on top using heat and bond to hold it in place while sewing it down.  Then I added the trim around the outside.

A few embellishments gives it some sparkle.

I put it all together and then hand crocheted some trim for the bottom with some fancy yarn. 

The chain is removable.  I use the little lobster claw clasps which I hand sewn on and then added the chain.

It's a nice quick gift if anyone is looking for some fast Christmas ideas!

In other news, there's a contest over at Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook group!  The prize is one of my cross stitch patterns.  Hop over and check it out!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Winter Into Spring Cross Stitch Patterns - Now Available Again!

If you've been following my blog since the beginning, you may remember the Winter Into Spring Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along that I did about 10 years ago:

Winter Into Spring Counted Cross Stitch Pattern January

Winter Into Spring Counted Cross Stitch Pattern February

Winter Into Spring Counted Cross Stitch Pattern March

Winter Into Spring Counted Cross Stitch Pattern April
I originally designed this as a bellpull.  The designs are now available separately but can be stitched all together vertically, horizontally, as one large design (2 X 2) or individually and framed or made into pillows:

Winter Into Spring Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
These are available separately at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me
Print Copy or Digital

Or at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/
Print Copy only.  There is also a listing for all 4 Print Copy designs with free shipping.

If you missed any of the patterns, now is your chance to pick them up!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

2017 Cross Stitch Christmas Mystery Stitch-Along

The Halloween Mystery was a huge hit!!!  So I decided to offer a Christmas Mystery Stitch-Along!!

Here is the information for the 2017 Cross Stitch Christmas Mystery Stitch-Along:

2017 Cross Stitch Christmas Mystery Stitch-Along
Schedule
Part 1 - November 1, 2017
Part 2 - November 8, 2017
Part 3 - November 15, 2017
Part 4 - November 22, 2017

Stitch Count:  115 stitches wide X 149 stitches high
Fabric:  14 count Pale Blue Aida or 28 count Pale Blue Evenweave over 2 fabric threads
Finished size:  8 1/8 inches wide X 10 5/8 inches high.
Fabric size for framing:  14 1/8 inches wide X 16 5/8 inches high

Threads:  DMC
White, 310, 413, 598, 666, 747, 772, 895, 963, 3345, 3346, 3347, 3348, 3705, 3706, 3708, 3811
Kreinik Metallic - #4 Braid Color #032

The Christmas mystery will work the same way as the Halloween mystery.  I will send you an Etsy confirmation message with a link to where you will be able to find each part of the mystery on the scheduled release date.

To join in on the Christmas mystery, please order it from my Etsy shop - http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

This design is worked in my traditional design style.  It's not a sampler.  It's cheerful and whimsical and suitable to leave out all Winter long!

Monday, October 09, 2017

2017 Halloween Cross Stitch Mystery Is Now Complete!!

Here it is ladies, the complete 2017 Halloween Mystery Project:

Halloween Cat 2017 Counted Cross Stitch Mystery Project

Thank you to Sharon Cooper for stitching the model!!

The mystery is complete now.  If you ordered the project, you can find Part 4 in the same location as Parts 1 - 3.  I will leave that location accessible for 1 week from today at which time, I will remove it.
If you find that you're missing anything, you can drop me an email and I will send your files to you.

The leaflet for this design is now available at Magcloud: 
http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me
(Print and digital)

And at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/
(Print only)

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the mystery!  I hope you've enjoyed your Halloween project!

I will be offering a Christmas mystery this year as well.  I will have more information for you later this week!!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs

You're invited to join Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group!!  You can talk with other stitchers, both cross stitchers and crazy quilters, post your stitching photos and ask questions!!!


Monday, October 02, 2017

2017 Halloween Cross Stitch Mystery Part 3

Good morning everyone!  Part 3 of the 2017 Halloween Cross Stitch Mystery project is now available.  For those of you who have ordered it, you can find it in the same place as parts 1 and 2.


A special thank you goes out to Sharon Cooper for stitching the model!!!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Millennium Cats Counted Cross Stitch Patterns

The Millennium Cats were designed in 1999 for the celebration of the upcoming “new millennium”. Because we had no idea what the new millennium would bring, the cats are faceless. I remember there being an overshadowing fear of the internet and all computers shutting down, never to reboot again! LOL!!!

There is one cat for each month of the year and one birthday cat for a total of 13 designs.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 17 years since I created these little cat designs. They were very popular when I first released them and for those of you who missed them the first time around, I offer them to you now in the new re-published format.

In recent years, I’ve received many requests for these designs. They are perfect for stitching as ornaments, fingertip towels, refrigerator magnets or as a sampler.

In rememberance of the year 2000, which we all survived along with the internet and our computers, I present to you, The Millennium Cats!

Available in Print and Digital at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

Available in Print only at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

Sunday, September 24, 2017

2017 Halloween Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along Part 2

Part 2 of the Halloween Mystery Cross Stitch Project is now available.  If you ordered the design, you can find the file in the same place as Part 1.



Special thanks go out to Sharon Cooper for stitching the model!!

If you'd like to order this project, please visit my Etsy shop.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Inspirational Birds Counted Cross Stitch Patterns

My Inspirational Birds Counted Cross Stitch Patterns are now available again:

Inspirational Birds Counted Cross Stitch Pattern - Cardinal

Inspirational Birds Counted Cross Stitch Pattern - Blue Jay
Don't forget:   Part 2 of the Halloween Mystery Stitch Along will be released on Sunday afternoon!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

First Robin Of Spring Cross Stitch Pattern

Okay, so Spring is still 6 months away, but if you start now, you can have this finished in time for Spring!

Little by little, I'm re-working my cross stitch patterns into new leaflets.  This was the mystery stitch along that I did for Spring of 2008.  It's one of my most popular designs:

First Robin Of Spring Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
This is available at Magcloud:  http://magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

and at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

Digital versions are also available now but only at Magcloud.

The Halloween Mystery Stitch-Along is very popular!!

I have an appointment on Monday morning that I forgot about.  I will be releasing Part 2 of the Halloween mystery on Sunday afternoon!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lots Of Fun Things To Do Here At Kitty And Me Designs

There are a lot of fun things going on here at Kitty And Me Designs!

Pam Kellogg's Halloween Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along
 First, my 2017 Halloween Mystery project is now underway!!  Would you like to see Part 1 all stitched up?  Here is Sharon Cooper's piece:

2017 Halloween Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along Part 1
Sharon's stitching is beautiful and I believe she said it took her about 7 1/2 hours to stitch Part 1.
Part 2 will be available on Monday September 25th.

For my Crazy Quilt friends, in case you missed it, the staff of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is hosting an ATC Swap!  Our "Share Your Mini's" Artist Trading Card Swap is a fun way to share your work with others!  Click the link above to learn more about it!

Crazy Quilted Artist Trading Card

And speaking of Artist Trading Cards, Renee at Hand Stitched Treasure blog has put together an excellent tutorial on making CQ ATC's!!  If you're not sure of how to make them, you don't want to miss Renee's directions!!  Best ATC directions I've ever seen!

For those of you stitching the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along, we will start Panel 3 on November 1st of this year.  I'm giving everyone some time to get caught up on the 1st 2 panels.

Panel 2 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along
Finally for today, I'm pleased to announce that all of my Counted Cross Stitch Patterns are now available as Digital files.  The Digital Downloads are available at Magcloud.

If you're not comfortable with Magcloud, please contact me and I will make arrangements to manually send them to you via email.

So that's my news for today everyone!  Pick a project for yourself and have some fun!!!


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