embroidery

How To Embroider A Name on a Stocking

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Lately I’ve been getting lots of questions about stockings: where to get them, how to make them and how to add a child’s name to the top of a stocking.  There are, of course, lots of answers to these questions, but I thought it might be helpful to put together a little tutorial on the …

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The Catholic Saints In Cross Stitch: THE BOOK

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No longer just a digital download–the Catholic Saint Cross Stitch Patterns are now an actual book…which is on sale today! You can purchase it for $30 right HERE. The book turned out so good.  It’s thrilling!  Here are the details: The book contains over 150 different patterns–30 of which I have never offered before.  Just …

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Holiday Characters in Cross Stitch

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Everything is cuter in cross stitch.  It’s a fact.  And you know what we all need during these dark political times–more cute (and diligent prayers). I’m in a funny mood today.  We are leaving on a BIG road trip tomorrow, so instead of packing/laundry/cleaning I am doing something totally silly–making cross stitch patterns.  And you …

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Cross Stitch Saint Rosary Case Tutorial

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As a young blogger I used to seek to appeal to everyone.  But, as you can see by today’s post title–Cross Stitch Saint Rosary Case Tutorial–things have changed!  I love every single person that stumbles onto this site, but I have decided to write about what I know–the Catholic Faith, Family and Craftiness. I created …

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Learn to Cross Stitch: Free Email Course

cross stitch pattern for course

Hi friends! I have been hard at work and I’m excited to share the results with you all today.  I asked my lovely email subscribers a few weeks ago if they would be interested in an email course walking them through all things cross stitch.  A couple dozen ladies wrote that they were very interested, …

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On Welcoming a New Baby

sweet little baby feet cross stitch pattern FREE

It’s been awhile since I wrote about motherhood around these parts, and it’s not for lack of ideas or time spent thinking about it.  The new-baby-days bring on all sorts of possible discussion points for mothers.  And I’ve thought about turning several of these into blog posts, but I just haven’t. Mostly because I felt …

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Guardian Angel Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Guardian Angel Free Cross Stitch Pattern header

Each and every night Bill and I pray with the kids before they go to sleep.  We usually say a decade of the rosary, most of the time we deal with at least one behavior issue, very often Bernadette has to be reminded not to pray for inanimate objects, but we always, always pray the …

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Pray for Us Free Cross Stitch Pattern

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Friends! Once again your love of the saints, your friendship and your support has blown me away.  BLOWN ME AWAY !  So many of you not only raved about the new 33 Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch I send out into the world last week, but actually bought them.  How fun is that?  (PS–they are …

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113 Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch

Bandzuch Patron Saints

It’s true.  I’ve made A LOT of saint cross stitch patterns.  A LOT.  I’ve had a ton of fun doing it but the real reason that I keep making more and more saints in cross stitch is because of all of you.  Sure, it’s fun to sell a pattern but it is infinitely more fun …

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Pope Francis on Mercy {free pattern}

Pope Francis, Year of Mercy blue

Friends. This weekend both my husband and I found ourselves in a funk, as I’m sure many of you found yourselves.  The news of such hate in Orlando struck such a terrible cord.  I feel like we all took a collective sigh of “again?” As the days pass I feel like we are all looking …

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St. Josephine Bakhita Cross Stitch Pattern (free!)

St. Josephine Bakhita free cross stitch pattern

Well, it is a little bananas around here at the moment.  We got back from a whirlwind trip back to Minnesota on Sunday night which allowed us some wonderful time with family and friends.  Monday and Tuesday my husband stayed home and allowed me to take Josie to a doctor’s appointment without the rest of …

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20 Old Testament Characters in Cross Stitch

20 Old Testament Characters in Cross Stitch

Who is ready for some more Cross Stitch Character fun?  I certainly am! After the success of my 40 Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch and 21 More Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch I have gotten numerous requests for other characters in cross stitch.  I have a list of saints I am working through (coming soon, …

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Free Alleluia Cross Stitch Pattern for Easter

Alleluia cross stitch pattern

One of the most enjoyable parts of blogging for me is being able to meet people with whom I have so much in common.  Yesterday’s post on the sickness of pregnancy certainly brought this into focus, but on a much more casual level, through the blog I have met other cross stitch lovers–and that is so fun. …

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Free First Holy Communion Cross Stitch Patterns

1st Holy Communion Pixel People

Hello and happy Tuesday! I have a fun little project to share with you today that is 100% reader inspired:  A Free First Holy Communion Cross Stitch Pattern.  It’s simple, it’s small and, in my opinion, quite cute.  So, if you have a little one in your life making their First Holy Communion this year, use this pattern to …

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Nativity Characters in Cross Stitch

Nativity Characters in cross stitch

I’ve gotten into a bit of a pattern (pun intended)–each Monday I release a new cross stitch pattern.  The last couple of Mondays I have sent Saint Cross Stitch patterns out into the world, and I continue to be blown away by the response.  2 weeks ago I released some Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments for …

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