Today I’m thrilled to be sharing 2 new cross stitch patterns with you: The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary–both as free cross stitch patterns.
Well, all of a sudden it’s June! How did that happen? I hope that you are enjoying a beautiful day wherever you are and getting into the summer spirit. We certainly are around here.
The list of things I want to be better at is epic–and one of those things is celebrating major feast days as a family. Often time I am reminded of a feast day 2 days after it’s past, and I would like to be a little bit more fore-thinking. So, this year I actually looked ahead and noticed that the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 12th) and the Immaculate Heart of Mary (June 13th) were coming up.
Prepping for anything always includes a little crafting in my world, so I set to work making some simple stitched images of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I love how visual our Catholic faith is–and how the images we use really teach so much. The finished cross stitch designs turned out really well, in my opinion, and the best part is that they really don’t take that long to stitch up.
Here is an image of the patterns. Click on the image to be taken to a PDF of the pattern complete with a key, colors and sizing. sacred heart and immaculate heart patterns
Just a few more details about the stitching–
I used 14 count aida cloth, white and did all of my cross stitches with 2 threads.
If you have any other questions about the basics of cross stitch, I laid it all out IN THIS POST. Also, if you are interested in adding a costume color to your aida cloth, check out those details IN THIS POST.
Once I was done stitch I put my finished Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary in wooden 4″ embroidery hoops and plan on finishing them and displaying them in these hoops.
Here are my finished Sacred Heart of Jesus
And Immaculate Heart of Mary.
I hope that you have a wonderful Monday, a wonderful month of June and a very blessed feast of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart.
PS–if you are looking for more ideas for celebrating these feast days make sure to check out these posts:
Sacred Heart Pie
31 Crafts for Mary
7 lessons on motherhood from Mary