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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Garden Jewels Cross Stitch Pattern

Did you know that Hummingbirds love Watermelon?  They really do!!

Okay, I have Garden Jewels reformated now!

Just a few more to go!

Also, I'll start taking pre-orders for the 2019 Valentine's Day Mystery Cross Stitch Stitch-Along on Saturday, December 1st. 

The mystery will begin on January 1st.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Blackwork Fruit Designs

As I've mentioned, I'm in the process of republishing my older patterns in a new format.  It's been a long haul but I only have a few more to do.

I just finished up on these Blackwork Fruit Designs:




I don't know about anyone else but the Apple is my favorite!  I've always loved bright, red, happy looking apples!!!!

Anyway, these are available now as both a professionally printed pattern leaflet and as instant digital PDF downloads on Etsy.

Next, I'll tackle Garden Jewels.  Do ya'll remember that one?  It has Hummingbirds on it!!!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Back To The McHenry Quilt

A few years back, I started working on a Crazy Quilt using old photos of my little town of McHenry.  Well, it isn't so little anymore but I still love it here!  McHenry was est. in 1836.

I've done a lot of cross stitch projects lately and thought it would be nice to do some crazy quilting but due to current circumstances, I can't get to my sewing machine much less use it.

The McHenry quilt is worked the old fashioned way.  The foundation piecing is done by hand!

I'm trying to do this quilt in the traditional Victorian crazy quilt style so no beads or sequins on this one!  All the lace is very vintage or antique and the fabrics are dark jewel tones...velvets, brocades, satins.

The only other embellishment is a few antique mother of pearl buttons used to create a tiny spider on each block.

Well, I just finished Block #8 last night.  This is our old grist Mill (left) and Creamery (right):

The Mill was built in 1872 and the Creamery in 1881.

Here is the photo:

Both buildings still stand today.  The Mill has several additions on it and the Creamery is now a house. 

Here's a screenshot from Google Earth so you can see how it looks today:







I think it's so cool to see the old photos and then take a look at how things look now!

For the next block, I'll be doing our old movie theater. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Thank you!

As the Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, I want to take a moment to say thank you to all the wonderful people I've met online over the years!!

Since 1996, I've met so many wonderful, creative people!  People who love to stitch as much as I do.  Cross stitchers and crazy quilters, art quilters, embroiderers.....I'm always amazed at the creativity I see online every day.

And to everyone who has supported me, Kitty And Me Designs and Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine, a huge thank you goes out to all of you. 


I wish everyone a very happy and safe upcoming holiday season!!!

Don't forget to use Coupon Code:  Christmas2018 to save $1.00 off your next purchase in my Etsy Shop!!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Panel 4 Band 10

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

Today I have Panel 4 Band 10 of The Never Ending Sampler.  First, the entire design so far:

And here is the page for Band 10.  I've included Band 9 for placement purposes:

Band 10 has a lovely Rhodes stitch along with a Smyrna cross.

Right click on the image and save to your hard drive.  Print in any graphic software!


Don't forget, the upcoming Valentine's Day Mystery Cross Stitch Stitch-Along starts on January 1st!!

Pre-orders will start on December 1st in my Etsy shop!!


Friday, November 23, 2018

Day After Thanksgiving

I don't know about anyone else, but I cannot stand the term, "Black Friday".  I don't see anything wrong with having post Thanksgiving sales or pre Christmas sales but Black Friday has such a negative, greedy feel to it!

So, my Day After Thanksgiving offer is $1.00 off your next purchase in my Etsy shop.

Use Coupon Code:  Christmas 2018 and pick up something nice for yourself to stitch!!!

Offer good only in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all of my friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!!


Monday, November 19, 2018

Patrick Cross Stitch Pattern

I've been getting a few requests for Patrick so here he is!





©Patrick, the Irish Ginger Cat by Pamela Kellogg, wears a beautiful green St. Patrick's Day hat adorned with pretty purple violets.

This cross stitch design has a stitch count of 46 stitches wide X 58 stitches high.

On 28 count Evenweave over 2 fabric threads or 14 count Aida, the finished stitched area will be 3 1/4 inches wide X 4 1/8 inches high.

DMC 6 Strand Embroidery Floss and spool of Kreinik #4 Braid

Large print, easy to read black/white symbol chart with colored backstitching lines.

Available as both a printed pattern leaflet and as an instant digital PDF download.

Order from Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Panel 4 Band 9

Today I have Panel 4 Band 9 of The Never Ending Sampler Stitch Along.  First, here's the design so far:

And here is Band 9 overlapping with Band 8 for placement purposes:

Right click on the pattern, save to your hard drive and print in any graphic software.

Also, be sure to read about my upcoming 2019 Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch Along!


The Start Date is January 1, 2019!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Valentine's Day 2019 Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch Along Supply List

If you're interested in joining the 2019 Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch Along, I have a supply list for you today.

First, a little bit more about the design.  It's a beautiful Victorian style Valentine design.  Suitable for framing, sewing into a wall quilt or finishing as a decorative pillow.  It's worked in my traditional design style.

The project will start on January 1, 2019.  It will be a 4 part mystery.  The release date schedule is as follows:

Part 1 - January 1
Part 2 - January 8
Part 3 - January 15
Part 4 - January 29

Pre-orders will be available in my Etsy shop on December 1st.  The fee for this stitch along will be $12.50.

When you order, please check your Etsy messages as you be sent a link that will take you to a folder where the PDF files for each part will be made available on each scheduled date as listed above.  Please bookmark the link!!!

If you would like a nice place to discuss the mystery stitch along with others, I have a Facebook Group called "Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs".  Please hop over and join the group!!!  We have a lot of really great stitchers there!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fansofkittyandmedesigns/

Now, on to the supply list.  I've put this together on a page that can printed up if you choose to:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.  And please share and pass the information on!  The more stitcher's we have doing the design, the more fun it will be!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Announcing The 2019 Cross Stitch Valentine Mystery Stitch-Along

So many of you love my Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Alongs!!  The good news is, I have one coming for Valentine's Day 2019!!

The start date will be January 1st, 2019.  I will post more information in the next few days!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Free Christmas Ornament Pattern

I haven't been very chatty lately.  Due to my current circumstances, I'm just keeping myself busy.

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought you would enjoy this free cross stitch ornament pattern:

It's a quick stitch project that can be used as ornaments or, if you're a crazy quilter, you can do something similar to this project:

I made this for my cousin over the Summer.  The cross stitch piece is worked on 14 Aida and appliqued to the crazy quilt block with fusible web.

The little bird on a snowflake would make a really pretty Crazy Quilt Winter pillow!!

Click here to download more of my Free Cross Stitch Patterns!




Saturday, November 10, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Panel 4 Band 8

Wow!  I can't believe we're up to Band 8 of Panel 4 of The Never Ending Cross Stitch Sampler!!!

First, here's the entire design so far:

And here is the chart with Band 7 for placement purposes:

Band 8 includes a lovely Herringbone stitch.  If you need directions for doing the Herringbone, please visit Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary for complete instructions.

To print the pattern, right click on the image, save to your hard drive and then print in any graphic software.  It will fit on an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper.


Friday, November 09, 2018

Glad Shamrocks Cross Stitch Pattern

I've had so many requests to republish Glad Shamrocks so here it is!!

©Glad Shamrocks Cross Stitch Pattern by Pamela Kellogg is a lovely sampler perfect for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of year. Victorian style sampler with a beautiful pink rose, shamrocks, violets and the verse "May Your Thoughts Be As Glad As Shamrocks". Also, a touch of blackwork!!

The stitch count is 110 stitch wide X 315 stitches high. On 28 ct Evenweave or 14 ct Aida, the finished size will measure: 7 3/4 inches wide X 22 1/2 inches high.

Large print, easy to read black/white symbol chart with colored backstitching lines.

DMC Embroidery floss and 1 color of Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads.



Available as a printed pattern leaflet or as an instant digital download on Etsy.



http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch Alongs

You may remember that I've done quite a few cross stitch mystery stitch alongs over the years!

These are my 2 most recent ones:


And here a couple of my older ones:







I'm planning on doing some more stitch alongs so I'm asking for your suggestions.  What themes or colors would you like to see in upcoming cross stitch mysteries?

Please post your suggestions in the comments and I will make a list to work from!  2019 is going to be a fun year here on my blog!!!!

If anyone is missing the above designs, they're all available in my Etsy shop.  I have more of my older patterns to put together still and I'll get to them as soon as I can.  First I have to start on the Spring issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine.

Speaking of which, the Winter 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly is now available!!




Monday, November 05, 2018

The Never Ending Sampler Panel 4 Band 7

Today I have Panel 4 Band 7 of The Never Ending Sampler.  First, the entire sampler so far:

Band 7 uses cross stitch, backstitch and satin stitched flowers.

Here's Band 7 with the Band 6 overlap for placement purposes:

Click on the image, right click to save to your computer and then print in any graphic software.


Friday, November 02, 2018

American Christmas Dove Cross Stitch Pattern

Little by little, I'm getting there with my patterns.  Today I have my American Christmas Dove Cross Stitch design:

This is one of my favorite designs!  I always loved the little Victorian Christmas images of birds with American flags!

This is available on Etsy as a professionally printed pattern leaflet and as an instant digital PDF download.

http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

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