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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Now Available - The Bird Samper Series

If you enjoy the Never Ending Sampler, I'm sure you'll love working on the Bird Sampler Series!

These beautiful band samplers feature several specialty stitches include the Rhodes stitch, Satin Stitch flowers and leaves, Eyelet stitches and the Smyrna Cross.

Worked in DMC threads on 28 count White Lugana.

Click here to order the patterns:

Cross Stitch Bird Sampler Series on Etsy

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Because Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain!!

Normally, I like to release several new designs at one time.  Under the circumstances at this time however, I thought we could all use a rainbow to remind us that every storm eventually runs out of rain!

This is my latest in the Colorful Cats series of Cross Stitch patterns.  What do you think of Rainbow?

Available as printed pattern leaflets and as instant digital PDF downloads in my Etsy shop.  Or, ask your favorite needlework retail stores to stock my patterns!!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Never Ending Sampler Panel 6 Band 7

Well, it looks like I chose a good theme and bright color scheme for Panel 6!  Nothing like happy yellow daffodils to brighten one's mood!

Here is Panel 6 Band 7 of The Never Ending Sampler:

Never Ending Sampler Panel 6 Band 7 PDF Download

Stay safe and keep stitching everyone!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cross Stitch - New Releases

I have some new releases to share today!  Yes, I've kept myself busy through the final weeks of my divorce.  It's done now.  Very stressful!!  So here are my newest designs for cross stitch designs:

My patterns are available as professionally printed pattern leaflets and as Instant Digital PDF Downloads.  

Friday, February 21, 2020

Correction for Colorful Bunnies - Jelly Bean

An error was found on the original printings of the Colorful Bunnies - Jelly Bean pattern.

For the equal sign symbol, the proper DMC floss color is 211.

The error is on the original printed leaflets and PDF files.  All newly distributed versions are now correct but if you have an original - this is the correction.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The "Colorful" Series

Wow!  The "Colorful" series of  Kitty And Me cross stitch patterns are through the roof!  Retail store owners are telling me these are flying out the door!!  Thank you everyone!

I also wanted to mention that an error was found in key for Paradise Of The Tiger:

If you're working on this one, there is a missing symbol in the key:

I have added a "Correction" tab at the top of my blog for error corrections.  If you find any errors in my charts, please let me know and I will add the correction under that tab.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Never Ending Sampler Panel 6 Band 5

Get your needles ready!  Today I have Panel 6 Band 5 of The Never Ending Sampler:

Here is the link to the PDF file:

The Never Ending Sampler Panel 6 Band 5

Please let me know if the chart is large enough for you to read comfortably!

Saturday, February 01, 2020

New Releases In Cross Stitch

I signed the divorce papers yesterday.  It will be final on Thursday.  It's been a very long, drawn out process and I've kept myself busy with lots of new cross stitch patterns. 

I'm am so much enjoying the "Colorful Series" and the "Crazy Ornaments" series of designs.  They're both quite different from what I've created in the past!

Today I have 3 new pattern designs:

Which one of is your favorite?  I personally love them all!

Find these and all of my cross stitch pattern in my Etsy store:

Kitty And Me Designs on Etsy

They're available as Printed Pattern Leaflets and as Instant Digital PDF Downloads

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine is now available:

Spring has arrived and soon we’ll hear the lovely sound of the robins singing their beautiful song!

This issue is filled with wonderful projects to inspire your crazy quilting muse. First, our cover artist is the very talented Stephanie Novatski. She has graciouly given us a tutorial for making one of her beautiful dolls!!

Also in this issue is one of Di Van Niekerk’s projects worked by Patricia Jordan. Carmen Huggins shares the story of Ursula. A textile art project comes to us from Margaret Rolfe, a gorgeous fish tutorial designed by artist Margreet De Reus and some beautiful Snippet Rolls by Shirlee Fassell.

Marilyn Luke-Paris shares a stunning piece of eye candy with us and Darlene Kliewer shows us her pretty little Christmas stocking ornaments. Susan Nixon talks about “Doodle Magic” and we have a Beaded Button tutorial and a Toilet Roll Cover tutorial by Mary Anne Richardson.

Our contributors have given us a beautiful issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly! 

Available at Magcloud:

And at Etsy:

Friday, January 24, 2020

Colorful Cats Series - Jelly Bean

I'm keeping myself very busy while I wait for my divorce to finish up.  It's been a long, hard road but it's almost over.  Been almost 2 years now.

So I just keep designing and working on Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine.  The Spring 2020 issue will be released on February 1st.

My latest creation is another in my Colorful Cats series of cross stitch patterns.  This is Jelly Bean:

Perfect for Spring, Easter or a little girls room!

Jelly Bean is available in my Etsy store:

Kitty And Me Designs on Etsy

If you're stitching on the Never Ending Sampler, I will have Band 4 of Panel 6 available over the weekend.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Say Hello To Oscar!

My newest in the Colorful Owls series of Cross Stitch designs is Oscar!  I did the design first and he reminded me of Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street so I named him Oscar!!

Whatcha think?  Don't you just love those huge orange eyes?

Also available are my Colorful Butterflies Series:

All are available here:

Kitty And Me Designs on Etsy

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020

New Cross Stitch Pattern Releases

Have I ever mentioned that I really don't like January?  It's like the month that never ends!

I've kept myself quite busy designing some new cross stitch patterns. 

First is another set of ornament design in the Crazy Ornaments series:

Crazy Easter Eggs can be worked on Perforated Paper or on 14 count Aida.  Don't you love how I sneak some Crazy Quilting in my Cross Stitch designs!!

I've also added some new cats to my Colorful Cats series:

There will be more.  I come up with the names first and then I do the designs and now I have a list!!

Also part of the Colorful series of cross stitch designs are these new releases:

Like I said, I have a list of ideas for more Crazy Ornaments and list of names for more designs in the Colorful series.

You find all my current patterns available here:

Kitty And Me Designs on Etsy

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Never Ending Sampler PDF Files

I was asked if I would post the Never Ending Sampler bands as PDF files for easier downloads.

Yes, of course!! 

The Never Ending Sampler Panel 6 Band 1 PDF Download

I will continue to post both the JPEG file and then I'll post a PDF file that can be downloaded.

Friday, January 03, 2020

The Never Ending Sampler Panel 6 Band 1

Are you ready?!!!  Panel 6 of The Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along starts now:

This is Band 1:

This will print on a standard 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper.  Right click on the image, save to your computer and print from any graphic softward that you may have.  It's a JPEG image.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Happy New Year and New Releases!

Wow, it's been awhile since I posted an update.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!

With the holidays behind us now, it's time to get down to some serious stitching time!  I'm sure by now everyone knows that stitching helps to relieve stress!  And these days, we all have plenty of that to relieve!!

First, I want to share all of my new cross stitch releases. 

It's no secret that I absolutely love cats!!  I really love all animals but cats truly are my favorite.  I've started a new series of cross stitch patterns called Colorful Cats!  These are modern style, geometric cat designs each with a very unique name:

Are these fun or what?!!  I need to stitch one of these, probably Nightmare because I had a Nightmare kitty.

Worked mostly in full stitches with just a few 1/4 stitches and a twinge of backstitching, these design use one Kreinik metallic in each design for a touch of sparkle.

Of course I couldn't stop with cats!  With Spring and Easter coming, I decided to do some Colorful Bunnies as well:

Like the cats, these Colorful Bunnies are worked mostly in full cross stitches with a few fractional stitches and a twinge of backstitching.  And they use a little bit Kreinik metallic.

My Crazy Ornaments have been so incredibly popular.  I have loads of ideas for more but for now, my newest ones are Snowmen and Daisies:

These can be worked on Perforated Paper which makes them quick and easy to finish into ornaments, refrigerator magnets, package tie-on's or bookmarks.  Of course they can be stitched on 14 count Aida as well.

I actually stitched up one of the trees and one of the shamrocks:

Mine are worked on Perforated Paper by Mill Hill and I'll be making them into refrigerator magnets.

These and all of my cross stitch and crazy quilt products can be found in my Etsy store.  Be sure to use Coupon Code:  STITCH1 when you place your order.

Also, there's a really cool new Facebook group for stitchers who like to make ornaments!  If you would like to join, here's the link:

Santa's Little Stitchers

And on my Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook group, there is a stitch-along going on for The Millennium Cats!  The plan is to stitch one of the little cat designs each month so that by the end of 2020, all the cats are done!  You can join by clicking here:

Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs

We also have a BINGO game going on there where you could win a free pattern!!

The Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along will be starting up again with Panel 6.  Band 1 will be available tomorrow, January 3rd!  If you're new to my stitch-along, you can learn more about it here:

The Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along

There's also a Facebook Group for the Never Ending Sampler:

The Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along Facebook Group

Finally for today, the Spring 2020 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine will be released on February 1st.  Wait until you see who our cover artist is for this issue!!  Amazing work!!  If you're looking for back issues or the 2020 Crazy Quilt Calendar, you can find them here:

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine 

I wish everyone a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Let's get some stitching done!!!

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