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June Just Cross Stitch Magazine is here!!!

Today is an exciting day. I got my copy of this month’s Just Cross Stitch magazine in the mail.I just love getting my hands on a new cross stitch book or magazine. It always calls for a good long sit down to peruse that baby from cover to cover. But this time is special.

A little background for you. I just turned 50 and I have been cross stitching since I was about 12 when my wicked witch of the west sister-in-law (now, ex SIL) bought me my very first kit of a siamese cat (very complicated pattern by the way). I had played with some stamped embroidery with my mom for years before that but I just fell in love with the whole concept of making these stunning pictures by just making little x’s.  Combine that with my first love in life…COLOR and I was sooo hooked.

A stitcher was born. One that could never find just the right pattern. I always changed stuff up in some way to suit my taste and dreamed of stitching my days away and stitching my own designs.  Alas, four kids, a husband, many pets and jobs got in the way of my happy little fantasy.

But stitching and designing has always been my passion and now I have the time to work on that little fantasy. One of the huge, number one things that has been on my bucket list was to be published in a cross stitch magazine. It just seems like such an honor to have something that I made in a magazine.

So, today is exciting because it means that in about 2 months, I will be receiving my next issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine and it will be the first one that has one of my designs in it. It is going to be amazing to cross that goal off my list!! Although I can’t tell you anything about the design yet, I will say it is my all time favorite and I can’t wait to share it with the world.

Happy Stitching!!

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Kreinik Thread Update

There have been people wondering about some of these threads being discontinued but it looks like that is not the case. Article provides a good list of previous discontinued threads that is worth keeping around just in case it comes up in a future stitching projects. Check it out here!

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Quick Question

For those cross stitchers out there…which would you rather buy, a kit or just the pattern? Inquiring minds want to know….please leave me a comment and let me know.

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My Designs Coming in Just Cross Stitch Magazine!!

Love this magazine! Watch for my designs in the August issue of Just CrossStitch (on sale June 27) and the Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornaments issue (on sale September 19)!!! https://www.facebook.com/JustCrossStitchMagazine

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April the Giraffe Tribute

Y’all…are you seeing this April the Giraffe thing on Facebook?? Seriously, I get it. I do. I wouldn’t mind watching a little bit of the little sweetie being born. I am born and raised Wisconsin farm girl. But do we have to watch the whole pregnancy? Why jump the gun? Poor April is being stalked. I’m just saying maybe wait to go live until the poor thing is actually getting ready to pop that thing out.

So I am adding a sweet fractal giraffe pattern today in honor of April and her very public pregnancy. Enjoy!

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Fractal Blue and Yellow Bird Cross Stitch Pattern

Fractal Blue and Yellow Bird Cross Stitch Printable Needlework Pattern

(This is NOT a kit, floss and fabric NOT included).

This fractal cross stitch pattern is perfect for all the bird lovers in your life. It would be a nice addition to any room and will be fun to stitch up.

Stitches: 100w x 100h
Finished Size on 18 count: 7.14” X 7.14”

Charted for DMC floss; uses solid floss colors, All stitches are full Stitches.
No half stitches or back stitching. Black & White PDF electronic Pattern chart with Symbols.

Patterns are designed for 18 count Aida DMC threads. You can choose other threads, fabric type, color. Please note that the size of your finished design may vary if you use a different count Aida.

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Free Dragonfly Cross Stitch Pattern

Hey everyone! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  Here is a little dragonfly to keep you company 🙂 You can download him on the free patterns page. More to come 🙂

 

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March 22 Listing :-)

Angel Warrior Cross Stitch Printable Needlework Pattern – DIY Crossstitch Chart, Cross Stitch Pattern, Instant Download PDF Design

(This is NOT a kit, floss and fabric NOT included).

Stitches: 236w x 215h
Finished Size :18 count: 13.11” X 11.94”

Charted for DMC floss; uses solid floss colors, All stitches are full Stitches.
No half stitches or back stitching. Black & White PDF electronic Pattern chart with Symbols.

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We Have Cross Stitch Kits!!!

I am so excited to announce that we are now beginning to offer our patterns as kits. They are only be offered on Etsy at the moment while we finish up a few things here on the site but you can get the Iced Dragon as a kit now  and also,Black Raven and Roses Skull is available as a kit!! Big news. If you are looking for a particular pattern as a kit, drop me a line and let me know which one and it will go next on my list to set up 🙂

Get the Ice Dragon Kit HERE or the Black Raven kit HERE!!

 

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Is Cross Stitch Your Therapy?

So, it is a whole big bag of emotions in my life today. One of my sons left for Air Force Basic Training. I am very proud of him but at the same time, my mom heart is breaking. When I got home from the swearing in I had planned on doing some work but I just couldn’t seem to get in the swing of things. I finally gave up and settled into my favorite chair with a WIP that I love and let the colors and the rhythm of the stitching soothe me. What a comfort and blessing in what has recently become a rather complicated life! It seems cross stitch has become my therapy over the years and I think I am ok with that.