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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2018 Crazy Quilt Calendar Contest

Just a reminder, entries for the 2018 Crazy Quilt Calendar are due on May 31st!


We're hoping for lots and lots of entries this year!!  With "Musicals" as a theme, it should be a lot of fun!!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Primitive Cross Stitch Sampler

I finished up another little sampler in my Inspiration Sampler Series of Counted Cross Stitch patterns:

Again, the pattern suggests Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art but I also included the DMC equivalents. 

I am so much enjoying the designing process again!  I always loved old looking samplers and I enjoy like bible verses!

Available at both Magcloud:  http://magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

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

Never Ending Sampler Panel 2 Band 6

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter!  Today I have Panel 2 Band 6 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch - Along.  Here Panel 2 so far:

And here is Band 6 by itself:

And here it is with the Band 5 overlap for placement purposes:

Band 6 is worked with cross stitches, straight stitches and either french knots or beads.

Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along Panel 2 Band 5

Today I have Band 5 of Panel 2 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along:

Here's band #5 by itself:

And here it is with Band 4 for placement purposes:


The special stitch is called a "Sheaf Stitch".  Sharon B has a tutorial for this stitch in her Embroidery Stitch Dictionary.

Here's a closeup of the stitch:


Happy Stitching!

Psalm 118:24 Inspirational Cross Stitch Sampler

Second in the series of Inspirational Samplers, this counted cross stitch design is Psalm 118:24. This is the day the Lord has made. Sampler Threads by the Gentle Art are recommended but DMC conversions are also included. The stitch count is 98 stitches wide X 143 stitches high. On 28 count Evenweave over 2 fabric threads or 14 count Aida, the design will measure 7 inches wide X 10 1/8 inches high.

Available at both Magcloud:  http://magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

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

Sunday, April 09, 2017

New Inspirational Cross Stitch Sampler Series

Awhile ago, I mentioned that I was going to start creating some new cross stitch designs.  I've been liking primitive samplers a lot lately and I've always loved bible verses so needless to say, I put them together.

Here is the first design in the series:

Threads used are the Sampler Threads by the Gentle Art but I've also included DMC equivalents. 

This is available at both Magcloud:  http://magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

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

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along Panel 2 Band 4

For your weekend enjoyment, here is Panel 2 Band #4 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along:

Here's the band by itself:

Use cross stitches and straight stitches.  The leaves should look like they're satin stitched.  Here's a closeup of the leaves:

Have a great weekend everyone!  Happy Stitching!


Monday, April 03, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along - Panel 2 Band 3

For those of you who are stitching on the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along, here's Panel 2 Band 3:

And here is Band 3 by itself:

Work this band with cross stitches and straight stitches.




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