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Celebrating 32 years of Needlework!!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Needlework Expo

I will be at the Needlework Expo in August!! Ask your favorite needlework retail stores to stock my designs!


 Also, today is the LAST DAY to use Coupon Code:  JULYXMAS to save 15% on all PDF download patterns in my Etsy store.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Sale For Christmas In July

 Christmas In July Sale! Save 15% on all PDF download files at http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/ now through Sunday. Use Coupon Code: JULYXMAS


 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Christmas In July Sale

Christmas In July Sale! Save 15% on all PDF download files at http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/ now through Sunday. Use Coupon Code: JULYXMAS


 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Autumn Cross Stitch Patterns Just Released!

 I just released my newest Autumn Cross Stitch patterns!

First, I have a couple of traditional, classic designs for Thanksgiving:



And this is my latest addition to the Crazy Ornaments series:


And of course, the newest designs in the Colorful Cats series:




Finally, Gingerbread The Colorful Cat is now available through me:


You can find all of my patterns in my Etsy store.  Be sure to use Coupon Code:  STITCH1

Friday, June 25, 2021

Coupon Code

This weekend only!! Use Coupon Code: KITTY15 to save 15% on all Cross Stitch Patterns PDF downloads in my Etsy store: http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/


 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Crazy Trinket Quilt

A few years back, I started a crazy quilt using the little things I've collected my entire life.  Things from my childhood, things that belonged to my grandmothers, little flea market things like vintage jewelry and so on.

I thought I'd take a short break from my McHenry Landmark quilt and work on the Trinket quilt.  I had 2 blocks sewn up from before I had to leave my other house so I pulled them out and this is the first one:


The horse is a pin that belonged to my grandma.  She loved horses and was a rider when she was young.

The pin is wood.  I pinned it onto the block and then anchored the pin-back to the fabric on the back side.

I think I have 38 blocks so far and all are 6 inches square.  The only requirement for this quilt is that all the blocks will be pieced in pastel colors.

I still have a lot of do-dads to use so this is an ongoing project.  There will probably be at least 100 blocks all together.

Here's every block that I've done so far:


 If you click on the photo, you can see a larger version.

Saturday, June 05, 2021

McHenry Crazy Quilt Update

 Block 23 of my McHenry Crazy Quilt:



This is our first High School built in 1924 on the east side of town.  In the late 1960's, a 2nd High School was built on the west side.

Each block is 9 inches square.  The vintage photos are printed on fabric sheets that run through my printer.

The blocks are pieced entirely by hand on a cotton foundation fabric.

There will be 40 blocks all together.

Most of these buildings are still here although a few have burned down (a long match in my opinion).

I have to get some more photos printed up.  17 blocks to go!!!

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Birthday Cats Cupcake and Celebrate

If you missed out on my exclusive birthday Colorful Cat Cupcake, she is now available in my Etsy shop.


She was a birthday gift to my Facebook group Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs.  I just released a new birthday cat for the upcoming 2021/2022 year.  Her name is Celebrate:


I know not everyone is a fan of Facebook so I've made Cupcake available in my store for anyone who didn't receive her and Celebrate is now the new gift for my group. If you would like to sign up for the Celebrate, just click on the link above to join and follow the instructions to sign up.  You will receive Celebrate as a PDF download via your email address on your birthday!!

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend Discount

Memorial Day Weekend - Use Coupon Code: PATRIOT

to save 15% on all PDF Downloads in my Etsy store:
 
Offer good thru Monday May 31st
 

 
 
 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

McHenry Historical Crazy Quilt

 I've just complete Block 22 of the McHenry Crazy Quilt:


This is the old Universalist Church built in 1853.  It still stands today and is the Masonic Lodge.

So far I have 22 9 inch blocks completed.  18 more blocks to go and plenty of old landmarks to document.

The next block will be the old High School which still stands and is still in use.

Here's the quilt so far:


I'm sure I'll rearrange the blocks when I put it together.  But that's another 18 blocks away!

Friday, May 14, 2021

New Colorful Cat Birthday Gift


I've designed a new birthday gift for this year.  It's exclusive to my Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group:


Be sure to join the group and follow the sign up instructions posted by Kris Herber.  You will receive the PDF file for Celebrate on your birthday via email.  

This gift will start on June 1st, 2021 and go through until May 31, 2022.  At that time I will create and offer a new Birthday Cat for everyone.

Colorful Cat Cupcake will be gifted through May 31 of this year at which point, I will list her for sale in my Etsy store.

So hop on over to the group and sign up!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 12 - Final Band

 Hi everyone!  Panel 7 of the Never Ending Sampler is now complete!  Here is band 12:

You can find the PDF file here.

I don't have a start date yet for the NES Panel 8 but I can tell you it will have an Autumn theme.

I will keep you updated when I have more specifics!

Until then, Happy Stitching!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

New Exclusive Colorful Cat - Rosebud

 I have a new exclusive Colorful Cat today!

This is Rosebud:


Rosebud is exclusive to 123Stitch.

I really enjoy helping the retail shops out with exclusive Colorful Cats and I think Rosebud is one of my favorites!!! 

Sunday, May 09, 2021

McHenry Crazy Quilt Block 21

I've been slowly working on my McHenry Crazy Quilt which features vintage and antique photos of the landmarks in my area.  I just completed Block #21:


This was the Central Opera House.  There was a store on the main level and then upstairs, was an Opera House.  

Sadly, it burned down just a few years ago.  Personally, I think it was a long match but that's just me.  It wouldn't be the first time that's happened in McHenry.  Heartbreaking but at least we have lots of great old photos to remember it.

Here's the entire quilt so far:


Looking at my list of historical buildings, I'm thinking there will be 40 blocks all together.  So 19 more to go.  Each block is 9 inches square and hand pieced on a cotton foundation fabric.

I wanted this one to look as authentically Victorian as possible.  I'm using what I could call Victorian type fabrics in traditional Victorian colors.  No beads, sequins or do-dads on this one.  Any lace that I use is either vintage or antique.  The photos are printed on fabric sheets that go through inkjet printer.

Each block has a spider web on it worked in metallic gold thread and the spider is created with vintage Mother Of Pearl buttons.  The Victorians considered spiders to be good luck!

The lettering is charted out in my cross stitch software and then stitched on the blocks using Waste Canvas which gets removed once the stitching is complete.

So the next block will be our old Universalist Church which thankfully, still stands!

Saturday, May 08, 2021

2022 Cross Stitch Calendar?

Hi everyone, I was wondering if ya'll want a cross stitch calendar for 2022?  Please leave me a comment and let me know.  If you want one, I'll have to get started on it soon.

 
Have a Happy Mother's Day everyone!!

Friday, May 07, 2021

Mothers Day Weekend Coupon Code

 Happy Mother's Day Weekend everyone!

I thought you would enjoy a little discount.  Use Coupon Code:  MOTHER to save 15% on all PDF downloads in my Cross Stitch Shop.  Offer good through Sunday May 9th.


Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 06, 2021

You've Been Asking For These!

Several of my "vintage" designs have been requested!  Makes me laugh that I have to call them vintage.  Actually, they're just some of my designs from years, and years.....ago!  

Several people have asked for them so I've re-released them:




Uncle Sam, Kitchen Visitor and Christmas Magic Stocking.

Ask for them at your favorite needlework retail store or find them in my Etsy shop.

Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 11

We're almost done with Panel 7 of the NES!  

This is Band 11:


Click here to download the PDF file.

Next week I'll post the final Band for Panel 7!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Never Ending Sampler - Panel 7 Band 10

 If you're working on the Never Ending Sampler, here's Panel 7 Band 10:

You can download the PDF file for the Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 here.

I asked everyone over at my Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group of I should keep going with the NES and I got a unanimous yes!

So we will move on to Panel 8 when we complete this one.

I have a questions for you!  For the next Panel, do you want an Autumn theme or a Christmas theme?

Please let me a comment and let me know.

Happy Stitching,

Pam


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

New Exclusive Colorful Cats Pattern - Kitty

 I've been thinking that I should create an exclusive Colorful Cat design for my shop!


This is the Colorful Cat Kitty!  She's exclusive in my Etsy and Magcloud stores.

Since logo has a black cat on it, I was thinking this cat should be black but that was little too boring for me so I added some pink since pink is my favorite color!!

 Happy Stitching,

 Pam

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

New Releases - Crazy Ornaments

 Here's some fun new cross stitch ornaments for Summer!!



Crazy Apples, Crazy Pears and Crazy Watermelons!!  Designed for 14 count Perforated Paper but can be stitched on 14 count Aida.  No fractional stitches!!

Pretty little ornaments, bookmarks or magnets!

Find them in my Etsy store!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 9

 If you're working on The Never Ending Sampler, Panel 7 Band 9 is now available:


You can download the PDF file from this link.

Be sure to join Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs on Facebook.  You can share your progress photos there!!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

The McHenry Quilt = An Update

I was finally able to get back to a little crazy quilting!  If you remember, I started a traditional Victorian Crazy Quilt a few years ago.  The purpose is to document the historical landmarks of McHenry Illinois where I live.

I plan to hang it in my home and use it to promote The McHenry Area Historical Society.  I'm  a board member and the editor of the Facebook page.

So I just finished block #19:

This is the very first Mill in McHenry owned by The Owen Brothers.  It sat on Green St.  Of course it's not there anymore but at least there are a few photos of it floating around.

And here is the whole quilt so far, photoshopped together:

This is a traditional Victorian Crazy Quilt.  Piece by hand on a cotton foundation.  Each block is 9 inches square.  I'm using new fabrics but in colors and type that would be traditional to the Victorian Era.  I'm only use vintage and antique lace.  The only embellishments are the spider on each block made with vintage Mother Of Pearl buttons.


If you click on the photo, you can see a larger version of it.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Coupon Code 15% Off

This weekend only!! 

Use Coupon Code: April15 to save 15% off on all PDF Download Patterns at http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Lot's Of Free Designs from Kitty And Me

 If you're looking for some pretty free cross stitch patterns, I offer quite a few of them!!


All free cross stitch pattern PDF files are here.

Happy Stitching!!

Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 8

 For all you NES stitcher's, here is Panel 7 Band 8:


 Click here to download the PDF file.

Be sure to join my Facebook Group:  Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs

You can share your photos and see everyone else's stitched pieces!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

New Inspirational Cross Stitch Samplers

 Just released!!  Three new Inspirational Samplers:

Psalm 30:5 - Joy Cometh In The Morning

 


Thomas Paine - The Harder The Conflict

Abraham Lincoln - A House Divided

 

These designs are worked with Sampler Threads by The Gentle Art but I've included the DMC alternatives on the pattern key.

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