Black Friday Sales have started on Etsy!! Come on over and get 10% off of anything in my shop.
I am back. I have been kind of missing in action lately. I had to take some time and focus on some other things for a bit but I am back to my cross stitch and can’t wait to meet new online stitchers and connect with some of my old favorites.
So, I haven’t been on here but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. And this time of year is always crazy! But fun, it is my favorite time of year. Lots and lots going on now. My amazing son is home from the Air Force for a short time between tech school and his first base so I am one happy Mama. Love to have him home with me and back in our chaos.
Getting ready for my grandson to turn 4 in a couple of days and then on to Thanksgiving, my husband’s birthday, my daughter’s birthday and then finally, Christmas! What an awesome time of the year. We have really been enjoying the wonderful colors of the leaves turning here in the mountains of Tennessee. It is just stunning!
Color is really my thing. I just love anything to do with color. I think that is one of the reasons that I love cross stitch so much. Nothing beats watching the colors combine and come together to make what truly becomes a work of art. I think that is what draws me to full coverage patterns a lot too that don’t use backstitching to bring the details out. It is all done just by changing the colors.
New listings will be coming out this week as usual, both on my site here and on Etsy if you prefer to shop there. I will let you know more details on the ones coming out this week. We are working round the clock right now updating and revising our patterns and listings. We will be adding a color pdf to all listings now so that you can have both black and white and color, depending on your preference.
Also, adding some new things of note. We have had a lot of questions lately that we are going to try to make clearer in our listings. For example, on many of our designs the background is black. Our patterns will always include that black as stitches because so many people would rather stitch the whole background on white than work on black fabric. Obviously, if you are stitching the design on black fabric, you can just disregard those stitches. Apparently, this has confused people so we will be adding this information to all listings.
We are in the process of adding kits for each pattern also. Any pattern that we offer can also be purchased as a kit so just let me know if there is one that you would like as a kit that isn’t on the site or Etsy yet and I will get it up for you.
I am back to stitching on my ice dragon. I can’t wait to finish this one and get it framed for my wall. I think the colors are going to be amazing on the blue fabric I am doing it on. I have a couple of new ones to get started stitching on too. Pics to come.
Have a happy stitching day everyone!!
Dreams do come true! Not only did I have a design published in a major cross stitch magazine a few months ago, but this one is in the Ornament Issue and it’s on the cover with some other fantastic designs! Such an honor to be in the Just CrossStitch 2017 Special Holiday Issue.
Night Tractor is ready to go!!! So, for all you girls that think the tractor’s sexy and the boys that drive them, or the other way around, whatever…its a tractor cross stitch!!! Get your copy right here!
All this heat today made me feel like cooling off a bit so I thought I would add this fun, easy Autumn Leaf Sampler that I did. I think it is really cute and it is quick and easy since a lot of it is straight backstitching. I added a few Mill House beads for a little sparkle too! Enjoy and happy stitching!!
New one listed. Love the dolphins! Get your copy
I am a big fan of old classic cars and trucks and this one really caught my eye!! I love it. Great for a mancave or a babecave! Go check it out and remember that anything I have as a pattern, can also be purchased as a kit. I may not have the listing up yet but just contact me and I will get it put up for you. Have a great day and happy stitching! Get your copy of this pattern!
Go Green Bay Packers! Just sayin….
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday! I added a couple of fun little cross stitch patterns today. I was feeling purple so there you have it.
Illusion – http://kustomcrossstitch.com/index.php/product/illusion/
Intensity – http://kustomcrossstitch.com/index.php/product/intensity/
If you haven’t gotten your copy of Just Cross Stitch yet make sure you check it out. I love seeing my first ever published design in there 🙂
Happy Stitching all!!
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.