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Thursday, September 20, 2018

A Little Stitching

I thought for today I would post a photo of a cross stitch piece that I just finished:

This not one of my designs.  I found it on Etsy and loved the colors!!!  Very tedious to stitch and the pattern had no directions for backstitching the eyes so I took it up on myself to do that.

I also didn't care for the symbols that were used on the pattern.  Same symbols used in 2 different directions placed next to each other is confusing.  Esp. with so many color changes. I always use colored pencils to mark off what I've done but several times I threaded my needle with the wrong color.  A least I caught myself and didn't have to do much ripping!

Anyway, the stitched piece is really beautiful.  I plan to make it into a pillow with crazy quilt borders. 

I'm not sure when I'll be able to do that.  I've mentioned before that my space here is quite limited and I'm one of those stitchers/sewers who needs space to really spread out!  I guess I'll get it done when I can buy my own house.

Until then, I'll just keep stitching!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Cross Stitch Seasonal Birds

Just re-released as individual pattern leaflets are my "A Bird For All Seasons" series:

These are available in my Etsy shop as both professionally printed pattern leaflets and as Instant Digital PDF Downloads!

On 14 count Aida or 28 count Evenweave over 2 fabric threads, these designs are only 6 inches square!!  Large print, easy to read black/white symbol charts with colored backstitching. 
DMC Embroidery floss.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Coming October 1st - The 2019 Crazy Quilt Calendar!

The 2019 Crazy Quilt Calendar is ready!  It'll be released on October 1st!!!

The 4 seasons cover design is by Shirlee Fassell.

January - Betty Pillsbury
February - Suzy Quaife
March - Kathleen Klein
April - Nicki Lee Seavey
May - Karen Guthrie
June - Pam Peugh
July - Sandra Visser
August - Brenda Sandusky
September - Angela Grasse
October - Lisa Boni
November - Heather Brighton
December - Linda Steele

Thank you so much to our talented contributors!! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Little Peacock Free Cross Stitch Pattern

For today, I have a free Little Peacock Cross Stitch pattern:

Just right click on the pattern and save to your hard drive.  Then open it in any graphic software and click print.  It will fit on a full 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper.

Perfect as a small crazy quilt motif or a cute little cross stitch door hanger!

Happy stitching!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

More Cross Stitch Patterns

I'm little by little re-publishing some of my cross stitch patterns.  It's tedious but eventually I'll get them all done and available again.  And, there will be new designs soon!!!

For now, I just released the Crinoline Ladies:

Cross Stitch Crinoline Ladies
And the Autumn Cat:

Cross Stitch Autumn Cat
If you missed these, they are available as both professionally printed lealets and as Instant Digital Downloads in my Magcloud store:

And my Etsy shop:

I'm also in the process of revamping my blog a bit.  It was kind of cluttered looking so little by little, I'm cleaning it up a bit! 
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