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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Sweet Summer Cross Stitch Patterns

I can't believe it's Memorial Day weekend already!  Where did Spring go?  Here in northern Illinois, I don't think we had it yet!  LOL!!

It's been a busy week for me as I have just complete 3 new designs.  That's how inspiration hits me.  I get a couple of ideas all at once and can't decide which one to do first!!

My new projects are Summery and whimsical.  I'm not big on the noise of fireworks but the little POP! POP! POP! of firecrackers inspired a fun patriotic design with gold metallic (Kreinik) stars cascading down from red, white and blue firecrackers.

Something To Crow About was inspired by my cousin Kim.  She loves crows but isn't really fond of primitive designs so she asked me to design something with a realistic crow.  The addition of a watermelon slice, a bright yellow sunflower and some cool vines with red berries gives this design an updated country charm.

Finally, strawberry season is just around the corner. Bluebird On A Strawberry!   A giant strawberry gives a little bluebird a place to rest his feathers!  Realistic yet whimsical at the same time.

I'm sure one of these is the perfect project for your Summer stitching rotation!

Ask for my pattern leaflets at your favorite Needlework Retailer stores or

find them in my Etsy shop!

I hope you have a safe Memorial Day weekend!!


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Never Ending Sampler Panel 5 Band 9

If you're stitching along on the Never Ending Sampler, here is Panel 5 Band 8:

This pretty vine features satined stitch leaves and flowers.

Right click on the image, save your computer and print in any graphic software.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

New Cross Stitch Pattern Series - Cats And Mandalas

Mandalas are all the rage right now!  I've been busy working on a new series of cross stitch patterns.  Cats And Mandalas are a series of 12 cross stitch designs, one for each month of year.  Each design features my signature black cat!  The pattern leaflets also include the pattern for the mandala alone so they can be stitched with or without the cat!

Here is what the mandalas look like without the cats:

These are available in my Etsy store as both professionally printed pattern leaflets and as instant digital PDF downloads.

I'm also offering free shipping on the entire set of 12 pattern leaflets.

Also, check my list of retailers who carry my designs.  I like to support the needlework retails stores!!

Friday, May 03, 2019

Never Ending Sampler Panel 5 Band 8

They delay is over!  I've been working on getting the Summer 2019 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine up and I've been working on a new series of Cross Stitch Patterns which will be available next week.

I've had a little time to put Band 8 of Panel 5 of the Never Ending Sampler together so here it is:

Save this image to your computer and print it up in any graphic software.

I'm hearing that Panel 5 is everyone's favorite so far.  What are your thoughts?  Which panel is your favorite?

Do you prefer the patterns in all black or do you like the color suggestions?  Please let me know.  The panels usually have about 16 bands each so I'm starting to get ideas together for the next panel.

Leave your comments.  I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.


Wednesday, May 01, 2019

A Lovely Review

I wanted to take a moment to thank Sharon B for her lovely review of the Summer 2019 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine!!

Please hop over to Sharon's Pintangle blog and read what she had to say about this issue.

While you're there, do take some time to look around.  Sharon's blog is filled with crazy quilt and textile art eye candy!  She has an Embroidery stitch guide, lot's of how to's, just tons of great ideas and inspiration!!  A true artist!!!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Summer 2019

I had a lot of ladies asking when the Summer 2019 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine would be available.  I usually release the issues on the 1st but decided not make anyone wait any longer!

Here you go, the Summer 2019 issue:

Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine Summer 2019
Our cover artist is Margaret Tuite. Her unique and colorful textile art is not only breathtaking but quite inspirational! Another textile artist featured in this issue is Julie Brand of Tigley Textiles. Anne Haughan shares her concern over environmental issues with her Troubled Waters quilt.

You may recognize Stephanie Novatski by her gorgeous dolls but did you know she did some crazy quilting too? Shirl Hubbs shares the work of her father, Gen Tracey offers some Wedding Pillow eye candy and Janese Morris shares another of her fabulous CQ toys, this time a kitten!

We have a Nativity quilt by Kathy Billings who also graciously agreed to let us interview her regarding her 2020 CQ challenge project. Pat Winter shared an article on Snippet Rolls, Darlene Kliewer is working on a hexagon project and Angela Grasse shares another of her pretty CQ projects! Mary Anne Richardson gives us more ideas on what to do with all those orphaned CQ blocks.

Available in both print and digital at Magcloud:

Available in print only at Etsy:

Friday, April 26, 2019

Cross Stitch Wedding and Anniversary Samplers

I just re-released my cross stitch Wedding and Anniversary sampler patterns:

Either one can be stitched as a Wedding or Anniversary rememberance!

Click here to order!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Two More Cross Stitch Pattern Re-Releases

I've heard that some stitchers were looking for Poinsettia Teddy.  Thanks for the reminder!  *wink*

Here he is:

Poinsettia Teddy Cross Stitch Pattern

Also available is the Give Thanks Cornucopia:

Give Thanks Cornucopia Cross Stitch Pattern
I still have a few more to put together and I have some new things coming soon!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

More Re-Releases

I have a few more re-releases available now.  These designs haven't been available since 2007!

In God We Trust
Easter Bunny Basket
Erin Go Bragh
Merry Christmas Snowman
These are available through your favorite needlework shops or in my own Etsy store.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Never Ending Sampler Panel 5 Band 7

If you've been eagerly awaiting the release of Panel 5 Band 7 of The Never Ending Sampler, here it is:

Right click on the image and save to your computer.  The print in any graphic software.

Happy Stitching, Happy Sunday and Happy Spring!

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Now Available!

I'm almost done re-releasing my older cross stitch patterns.  These haven't been available for quite a few years:

Ask for them at your local needlework shop or you can order them from my Etsy store.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Never Ending Sampler Panel 5 Band 6

Happy Weekend everyone!  In case you're looking for something to do, here is the next band in The Never Ending Sampler:

This is Panel 5 Band 6.  Right click on the images and save to your computer.

Happy Stitching!!!

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