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Friday, December 31, 2021

McHenry Landmark Crazy Quilt Block 30

I just finished up another block for the McHenry Landmark Crazy Quilt.  This is the McHenry Brewery built in 1868 by George Gribbler:

Here's an older photo of it:


Much of the original building has been replaced but it's still in operation!

Here's the entire quilt so far:

There will be 10 more blocks so I still have a little way to go!


Monday, December 27, 2021

The McHenry Crazy Quilt Block 29

I pulled out the crazy quilt that I've been working on for a few years featuring the landmarks of McHenry Illinois where I live.  I still have a few blocks to go but this is the old Iron Bridge over the Fox River.  It was built in 1881 and replaced with concrete bridge in 1976:


The colors are brighter than they look here.  I need to get a new digital camera so for now, I'm just using the camera on my cellphone.

Here's the entire quilt so far:

Click on the photos to enlarge the images.

This quilt is pieced entirely by hand on a cotton foundation.  A lace is either vintage or antique.  Each block has a spider and spider web on it.  The spiders are made from vintage Mother Of Pearl buttons.

The next block is our Brewery.  I'll post a photo when it's complete.


Friday, December 24, 2021

Classic Chicago Christmas from WGN

If you grew up in the Chicago area like I did, you might enjoy these classic Christmas favorites from WGN TV.

Suzy Snowflake:


Hardrock, Coco and Joe:


Frosty The Snowman:


Merry Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

January Pattern Releases

I decided to release my January Cross Stitch patterns a little early.  I'm going to take a little break between Christmas and New Year's to do some stitching.  I pulled out my McHenry Crazy Quilt.  I have 12 more blocks to do and then I think it'll be ready to assemble.  Stay tuned for an update on that!

Here are the new releases.  First a new Colorful Cat named Vivaldi:


And a set of Valentine Heart Ornaments with little Blue Birds:


Easter Egg Friends is a set 2 full coverage egg shaped ornaments.  One with a little chick and one with a bunny:


Finally, a set of 4 geometric quilt designs with little birds.  One for each season:





Ask for my patterns are your favorite needlework retail store or find them here:

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Saturday, December 04, 2021

Holiday Joy Free Christmas Cross Stitch Pattern

 I have a new free cross stitch pattern today!  But first I wanted to share my little Christmas Tree.


I've had this little 2 foot tree since the 1970's.  Every couple of years, I redecorate it and decided this year it could use a fresh look.  I picked up some little cream and gold ornaments from Hobby Lobby along with some red berries and used some little gold beaded garland along with some torn Homespun fabric.  The Santa at the top is an Avon pin from the 80's.  The picket fence box was made by my dad.  I like an elegant country look.  Now to keep my cats away from it!!

Okay, so I promised you a new free Christmas pattern.  Here it is, Holiday Joy:



This vintage snowman border would look great on a fingertip towel!  If you collect Vintage Fire King Jadite like I do, the colors will match perfectly!!

Download the PDF file here:

Holiday Joy Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Cross Stitch Pattern Releases For December

Where did November go?  Tomorrow is December 1st already.  My December pattern releases are now available!


I thought some pretty Poinsettia Borders would be great for towels or tablerunners.  Shades of pink, red and green give these designs a traditional Christmas look.

 


With 2022 just around the corner, we needed a Happy New Year Colorful Cat!  Yes, her name is New Year.  She's worked in black, white and my beloved Kreinik metallic gold braid!  Lots of snowflakes will make her a fun project for January.

 


Finally, Jeannie the Colorful Cat was inspired by one of my favorite old TV shows, I Dream Of Jeannie.  Pinks, metallic gold Kreinik and some hearts make her perfect for Valentine's Day!

Ask your favorite needlework retails shops for my patterns.  You can also find them at Kitty And Me Designs on Etsy.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Thanksgiving Coupon Code!

Use COUPON CODE: THANKSGIVING2021 to save 20% on all PDF downloads in my Etsy store: http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

Good now through Sunday November 28th.
 

 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Cross Stitch Christmas Freebie

A twinge early but I thought I'd post this free cross stitch Christmas pattern now so everyone has time to stitch it and finish it before Christmas:

Click here to find the PDF Download for the Christmas Partridge and all my free Cross Stitch Patterns.

Happy Stitching!!!

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

November Releases

 I have 5 new releases for November!  Biscornu Pincushion Ornaments and more!!

Roses In December - A pink rose with holly leaves, berries, snowflakes and a sweet quote by J. M. Barrie (author of Peter Pan).

Some new Crazy Ornaments for the very popular series!!


Satin stitched poinsettia flowers with holly leaves are combined to create these pretty Christmas Poinsettia Biscornu designs.


Lazy Daisy stitches, aka Detached Chain stitches give these floral Biscornu designs a cottage style look.


This set of Biscornu patterns reflects my love of crazy quilting.  Pastel flowers are featured on these designs, again creating the vintage charm of yesteryear.

Please ask for my designs at your favorite needlework retail stores or find them at Kitty And Me Designs on Etsy.



Monday, October 25, 2021

Mill Hill Glow In The Dark Beads

 Well, check out what Mill Hill now has!


Glow In The Dark Beads!!  These are so cool!  I guess I'll be needing to do some designs with these.

Does anyone here like working with beads?  or not so much?  Leave a comment and let me know please!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Biscornu Finishing Instructions

I've been doing some new Biscornu designs.  I love them!  They don't have be worked as biscornu pincushions.  They can be flat and used as square ornaments, magnets and bookmarks.

Here are 2 of my newest Biscornu designs:



I'll release these next week.  I didn't include the Biscornu finishing directions in the leaflets.  If you need the instructions, you can find them here:  Biscornu Finishing Directions

Friday, October 15, 2021

15% Off Coupon

THIS WEEKEND ONLY!! Use Coupon Code: HALLOWEEN2021 to save 15% off all PDF download patterns!! Offer expires Sunday 10/17 at Kitty And Me Designs.



 

Monday, October 04, 2021

Live Within They Harvest Free Pattern

 Today, I have a new little free cross stitch pattern for you.  

I've always loved the little verse "Live Within They Harvest".  I was thinking of Thanksgiving when I designed this:


You can download the PDF file here.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

October Releases Now Available

I just released 3 new designs for October.  My cousin Kim asked me for a realistic chipmunk.  He's surrounded with colorful Autumn leaves and munching on a sunflower!

Then I thought about a Colorful Owl for Halloween.  Worked in black and orange, his is name is Edgar as in Edgar Allen Poe.

Finally, being a country girl, I did a cherry/kitchen themed Colorful Cat named Cherry Berry.



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

Saturday, September 11, 2021

20 Years Later....

we remember.

This was my September 11, 2021 Memorial design.  They Will Soar On Wings Like Eagles

is a free cross stitch pattern.  You can download the PDF file here.  God Bless America!

Friday, September 03, 2021

All New Releases Are Available Now

The Needlework Expo Trade Show was awesome!  I had so much fun talking with shop owners!!

My shop orders have been processed and most have been shipped!  Yeah!!  Be sure to ask for my patterns at your favorite needlework retail stores!

Here are the new releases:











You can also find these and all my patterns here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

A Little Housekeeping

I'm all set up now for the Needlework Expo Trade Show this weekend.  I have no clue what I'm doing but I'll figure it out!!  LOL!  I've never done a trade show before.  Not in person and not online but my cousin Kim will be here so I'm sure together, we'll figure it all out!


Since I'm all set with that and basically caught up on my other stuff, I thought I'd take some time to do some housekeeping here on my blog.  Mostly background stuff like trying to update my SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  The search engines aren't picking up my posts so I'll see if I can get that straightened out.

So if some things look a little messy, give it a little time.  I'll get it all fixed!!

Be sure to ask your favorite retail stores to stock my patterns!!!

Monday, August 16, 2021

New Freebie Pattern

New Freebie!!! Are you ready for cooler temps? Enjoy stitching Halloween Friends for the upcoming Autumn season! Here's the link for all my free patterns:  Download PDF freebies


 


Thursday, August 12, 2021

To Be Released At The Needlework Expo

 I started a new line of The Colorful series, Colorful Birds!!




These will be released at the Needlework Expo Trade Show August 28 - 30.

Thursday, August 05, 2021

To Be Released At The Needlework Expo Trade Show

 I have some new Crazy Ornaments that will be released at the Needlework Expo August 28 - 30:

 





These little ornaments are designed for Perforated Paper but can also be stitched on 14 count Aida.

Ask your favorite needlework shops to stock my patterns!!

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