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Celebrating 31 years of Needlework!!!!

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.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 7

 If you're working the Never Ending Sampler, here is the next installment:



This is Panel 7 Band 7 and you can find all the PDF files here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/51fxq8c8ecq4pan/AAAZOBsoh3AN-gVAeSz5V6Gsa?dl=0

If you want to see some gorgeous stitched pieces, please join Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs on Facebook.  Some of the ladies are working this design in a single color and others are working it in multiple colors.  They're all so beautiful!!!

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

New Exclusive Colorful Cat Koala

Linens And Threads in Australia is celebrating their 20th anniversary. To celebrate, I did an Exclusive Colorful Cat named Koala. She's currently available as a PDF download and will also be available as a printed pattern leaflet soon. You can find Koala here:

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 6

Happy Easter week everyone! Here is Panel 7 Band 6 of the NES. It's actually and extention of Band 5 but we'll call it Band 6!!!


 

To download the PDF file, click here:
 
Happy Stitching!!
Pam

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 5

 Panel 7 Band 5 of The Never Ending Sampler. 


 

You can find the first 5 parts here:
 
Sorry it looks a little messy but I broke this section into 2 parts.
 
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Cats And Hearts

Check these out!!  Cats And Hearts - January, February and March.  Models by Needleworker's Delight in New Jersey!!


 

Great finishes!!!

Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 4

 If you're working on the Never Ending Sampler, here is Panel 7 Band 4:


Refer to the key for a closeup of the Satin Stitch flowers.

Click here to download the PDF File for the Never Ending Sampler Panel 7.

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

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 3

 If you're stitching The Never Ending Sampler, here is Panel 7 Band 3:

Click here for the PDF Download

This is another relatively easy band.

Be sure to join Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group to share your photos!


Wednesday, March 03, 2021

The Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 2

 If you're working on the Never Ending Sampler, this is Panel 7 Band 2:

Click here to download the PDF file.

As you can see, Band 2 will take a little bit longer to stitch than Band 1 so I'll give ya'll a week before releasing Band 3.

Happy Stitching!



Thursday, February 25, 2021

Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 1

 Here we go everyone!  Panel 7 Band 1.

I've worked up a one page key for the entire sampler.  


Here is Band 1:


The PDF downloads are available here:  NES Panel 7 PDF Files

Both the key and Band 1 are available there now.  Each week I will upload the next band to that Folder so bookmark the link.

Be sure to join my Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group so you can share your progress photos with other stitchers!! 

Happy Stitching!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Kitty And Me Designs Update - Never Ending Sampler and more!

 

Good morning everyone! I wanted to let you in a few things. 

First, if you prefer printed pattern leaflets, I now offer free shipping on all orders over $35.00.

If you like PDF files, I'm running a 15% off discount until Feb. 28th. Coupon Code: VALENTINE14 .
 
My standard Coupon Code is: STITCH1 . That code will never expire and it's good for $1.00 off on all orders.
 
Also, get your needles ready. I'll have Panel 7 of the Never Ending Sampler ready in the next few days. It's all done, I just have to break it down into sections and work up the PDF files. So it's coming soon.
 
If you plan to stitch the NES, here's a little info:
 
It's a SPRING themed design. You can work it on any fabric color with any thread you like but I recommend using either a light colored fabric with a darker thread or a dark fabric with a light thread.
A hand dyed Orchid fabric with white or cream colored thread would look awesome! Of course you can do whatever you like, that's just my suggestion.
 
You'll get to do some specialty stitches too. You can add some beautiful Kreinik metallics or some Mill Hill beads if you like but that's your choice.
 
You're fabric piece (28 ct. evenweave over 2 or 14 count Aida) should be cut 12 inches wide X 24 inches high. The stitch count is 80 wide X 251 high. 
 
If you choose to work in a single thread color, you'll want to have several skeins on hand. I recommend having at least 3 skeins of DMC. You may have to adjust that if you choose a specialty thread.
 
Also, I'm thinking that Panel 7 will be last one for the NES. I've been doing more freebie designs and I'm liking that. Since there's only so many hours in the day, something has to give! I hope ya'll understand. 
 
But I promise, Panel 7 is the "Piece de Resistance" of the NES series!!
 
The hosting site for the NES is Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group. If you haven't already joined, please click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fansofkittyandmedesigns
 
Of course it will be here on my blog as well.
 
I'm going to start on the PDF files today and will release part one in the next few days.
 
Happy Stitching everyone!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Is It Spring Yet Free Cross Stitch Pattern

I have a new Free Cross Stitch Pattern for you to enjoy!  Seems like all it does where I live is snow!  So I've been thinking about Spring!

Click the link above to download the PDF file for this and my entire collection of complimentary patterns.



Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day Coupon Code

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! 

 

I thought you might like to treat yourself to something fun! 

Use Coupon Code: VALENTINE14 to save 15% on all cross stitch pattern PDF downloads in my Etsy store:

Offer good through February 28.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

New Cross Stitch Borders for Spring

 I've released some new Cross Stitch Border designs for Spring.  


Designed to repeat for towel borders, these patterns can easily be stitched as a single motif for pretty little ornaments!

Ask for my patterns at your favorite needlework shops or find them in my Etsy Store.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

New Colorful Cats For Spring 2021

 I have new Colorful Cats just in time for Spring!!!

Cupid
Mardi Gras
Shamrock
Pansy
Sunflower

 

Ask for them at your favorite needlework retails stores or find them in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Happy New Year 20% Discount

I'm running a few days late on this but Happy New Year everyone!!

I'm offering a 20% off sale on all PDF patterns in my Etsy store.


 

The Coupon Code is:  STITCH2021

It's good on all PDF download patterns through January 15th at Kitty And Me Designs on Etsy.

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