Tutorial: Stitching with Lights

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Have you ever stitched with LED lights before? I have always wanted to try but the process seems a little overwhelming to me.  Sure, I can change a light bulb but adding lights to something I stitched? What if I … Read More...

Freebie: Unicorn Pattern

unicorn-counted-cross-stitch-pattern1Nothing ties a room together like a cross stitched unicorn. Don’t believe me, look around your room right now. Is it missing something? Chances are you probably said yes and what it is missing it that beautiful unicorn that you … Read More...

Freebie: Halloween Topiary

HalloweenTopiarySo I am a little obsessed with Halloween. Don’t judge.  I can’t help it, I love everything about it. The candy, the pumpkins, scary movies, dressing up. All of it is so much fun! I was very giddy this morning … Read More...

Freebie: Family

pic-they-are-your-familyI am a firm believer that family can come from anywhere. You don’t have to be related by blood to have family in your life. They are the people who stick by you when times are rough and the chips … Read More...

Inspiration: Game of Thrones

221331_04Jul14_MapDo you watch the show Game of Thrones? Have you read the books? So many people I know are obsessed with them.  RandomGenerated on Craftster.org created this amazing Game of Thrones Map of Westeros with House Sigils.  She has designs … Read More...

Freebie: Almost Fall

almost copiaFall is just around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. Summer and Fall are my favorite seasons. The air is crisp, you get to wear sweaters and don’t even get me started on foods flavored with pumpkin. While we … Read More...

Freebie: Elf BBQ

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Summer is coming to a close, Labor Day is just around the corner but there is still time for one last BBQ. These little elves have the right idea…have a little fun playing with their favorite pet while mom barbeques … Read More...

Freebie: Z is for Zombees

Z_is_for_ZombeesI know it is still August but I can’t help getting excited for fall and particularly Halloween. Halloween is HUGE at my house. We go crazy with decorations! I always try to add something new each year. I’m so glad … Read More...

Freebie: Look at the Stars

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I feel like I kind of needed a little bit of love and pick me up this week. This free pattern from Domestic Deficit Disorder is just what the doctor ordered. It says the right thing without going overboard.  The Read More...

Your Mental Health and Cross Stitch

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I recently had a chance to write an article for About.com on how cross stitch is beneficial to mental health. I asked several cross stitch friends and members in a few groups I am in to explain to me why cross … Read More...

Freebie: Heart on a Chain

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I absolutely love the idea of cross stitch on clothing.  Stitching a design is a perfect way to add embellishments or repair that favorite outfit. DMC USA created this Heart on a Chain pattern that is just a perfect addition for your … Read More...

Freebie: Back to School

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For kids, back to school are three dirty words…to parents, those words are better than hitting the jackpot in Las Vegas. I can’t believe that we are on the downside of summer. So many of my friends have been telling … Read More...