Cross Stitching Tips

The Basics of Cross Stitch

Since I have been cross stitching since I was a girl I sometimes assume that everyone already knows how to do it, it is pretty simple, afterall.  But, maybe not.  Maybe the world could use a few more cross stitching tips.  And, if that’s true well, you have come to the right place! If you […]

Geometric Turkey Embroidery Art

geometric turkey embroidery hoop art cg

Hello!  I am so excited to share this little project with you today: Geometric Turkey Embroidery Art.  I love how it turned out!  Thanksgiving is an important holiday around my home and I really wanted a beautiful turkey to hang up.  After much thinking and dreaming I came up with this–a classic silhouette with a […]

Bat Cross Stitch Pattern

Halloween Bat Cross Stitch Pattern

Okay, okay, I know today is Halloween and you probably don’t have time to stitch up anymore Halloween crafts.  Well, too bad, I’m going to share this Halloween Bat Cross Stitch Pattern anyway!  As you have probably noticed around here lately, I’m sort-of into cross stitch.  It is the perfect craft to do while relaxing. […]

Jesus and Mary Cross Stitch Pattern

Jesus and Mary cross stitch pattern instant download

  At long last I have finally added a few more patterns to my etsy shop.  My favorite new patterns is this one, Mary and Jesus Cross Stitch Pattern.  It’s simple but I think it is lovely and am I crazy, or does it look like Mary is actually gazing at her sweet baby boy? […]

Felt Owl Coin Purse (with hidden closure)

felt owl coin purse with template ll

Okay, prepare yourselves.  Today’s project–Felt Owl Coin Purse with Hidden Closure–is so cute that it might actually overwhelm you if you aren’t ready.  I mean really, aren’t they cute?  I’m a little obsessed with these little guys.  After I stitched they up I actually turned to my husband and squealed, demanding “aren’t they the cutest?” […]

Nativity Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern

Nativity Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern

Today I am stopping by just briefly to share a new pattern I’m offering in my etsy shop: Nativity Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern.  This pattern, like many in my etsy shop, is only $2 and will begin to download instantly once the transaction is complete.  So, if you are looking for a sweet little something […]

Halloween Kitty Cross Stitch Pattern

halloween kitty cross stitch pattern

Hello friends!  I’ve been stitching again and have added a new listing to my etsy shop: Halloween Kitty Modern Cross Stitch Pattern. Well, I am (for the time being) still giving etsy a try.  I have had 3 official sales–which is better than none!  At the moment I am trying to build my pattern library […]

Pumpkin Embroidery

pumpkin embroidery cg

So, I’ve been stitching again.  Shocked?  Today I will share a little Pumpkin Embroidery. Since it is officially fall, and officially chilly around here, I am in a pumpkin frame of mind.  For a while now I have been thinking about stitching up a pumpkin…and falling a little flat.  I mean the shape of a […]

Fall Leaves Embroidery Hoop Art

fall leaves embroidery hoop art

Well, all of a sudden it’s fall here.  2 weeks ago we were sweating and miserable, and now I am dressing the kids in winter coats.  What happened?  I guess that’s just life in Minnesota. Although I am (admittedly) throwing myself a where-did-summer-go pity party I am trying to get excited about fall–and my favorite […]

Nativity Characters Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Nativity Characters Cross Stitch Pattern

So, a few days ago I posted a Halloween cross stitch pattern and I apologized about jumping ahead to that holiday.  Well, today I’m jumping even further ahead–to Christmas with this Nativity Character Counted Cross Stitch Pattern.  And, to be blunt, I am in love with this little project.  As my husband can attest I […]

Halloween Character Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Halloween Characters cross stitch pattern

Well, it’s September, so that means Halloween, right?  According to the stores and pinterest that certainly seems to the case. And, although I hate that summer is suddenly over and we have moved onto all things fall, I am sharing a Halloween project today: Halloween Character Counted Cross Stitch Pattern.  I’m sharing it this early […]

St. Therese Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

therese counted cross stitch pattern

Well, it’s a thrilling day around the blog–I have a guest post/crafter, of sorts today.  In the past I have featured my niece Mary’s crafty creations, but today I am sharing the embroidery work of my niece Therese.  She stitched up a pattern I made of her patron saint: St. Therese Counted Cross Stitch Pattern. […]

Modern Apple Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

modern apple counted cross stitch pattern

  Hello!  I have another cross stitch pattern for you today: Modern Apple Counted Cross Stitch Pattern.  Perfect for teacher appreciation gifts!  In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a cross stitch kick lately and I am really in love with colorful projects that let me show off all the pretty […]

Bride and Groom Cross Stitch #3

bride and groom cross stitch tutorial and pattern

I have shared a few bride and groom cross stitch projects, but I have saved the best for last–me and my husband!  And, no offence to my sisters, but I think mine turned out the best!  I am so excited to share it with you, especially since it’s August and in just a few short […]

Unicorn Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

unicorn counted cross stitch pattern cg

Well, I’ve been stitching again.  This time I’ve made a Unicorn Counted Cross Stitch Pattern.  And, I think I might be totally in love with it.  What’s better than a unicorn?  A cross stitched unicorn, that’s what!  I found this great pattern HERE. Before I dive into the project I just wanted say a word […]

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

St. Kateri cross stitch pattern

Lately I’ve been in a bit of a cross stitch mood, have you noticed?  And here I go again with St. Kateri Tekawitha Counted Cross Stitch Pattern. I love all types of embroidery, but I have a special place in my hear for cross stitch.  It is the first type of embroidery I ever did […]

Cross Stitch Bride and Groom #2

cross stitch bride and groom tutorial

Hello!  Over the past few weeks I have been stitching up a storm and sharing a few of these bride and groom cross stitch projects.  I am excited to be sharing another one with you today–this time of my dear younger sister, Maria and her wonderful husband Joe.  Just so you know, I am going […]

Free Cross Stitch Font

free cross stitch font

Hello!  Today I am stopping by just briefly to share a free cross stitch font that I have been using lately in all of my cross stitch projects.  It is simple and yet a little bit stylish.  Here it is: And, because the baby is crying already, that’s all I got!   Happy Stitching!

Coloring Aida Cloth

how to color aida cloth for cross stitch

Hi!  I am stopping by to share something I used in this project: Coloring Aida Cloth.  Now, in case you don’t know, aida cloth is the name for the fabric you use while cross stitching.  Maybe I’m a little slow, but I have been cross stitching for years and I just figured that out a […]

Cross Stitch Bride and Groom #1

cross stitch wedding bride and groom with pattern

Hello and welcome back for some more cross stitching fun (at least I hope you are having fun)!  Today I am sharing with you my first cross stitch bride and groom.  Just like my family portraits, these are easy to plan, stitch–and turn out so cute.  This particular cross stitch bride and groom is my […]