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Celebrating 31 years of Needlework!!!!

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!!!

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