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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2018 Crazy Quilt Calendar Contest

Just a reminder, entries for the 2018 Crazy Quilt Calendar are due on May 31st!

We're hoping for lots and lots of entries this year!!  With "Musicals" as a theme, it should be a lot of fun!!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Primitive Cross Stitch Sampler

I finished up another little sampler in my Inspiration Sampler Series of Counted Cross Stitch patterns:

Again, the pattern suggests Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art but I also included the DMC equivalents. 

I am so much enjoying the designing process again!  I always loved old looking samplers and I enjoy like bible verses!

Available at both Magcloud:

And at Etsy:

Never Ending Sampler Panel 2 Band 6

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter!  Today I have Panel 2 Band 6 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch - Along.  Here Panel 2 so far:

And here is Band 6 by itself:

And here it is with the Band 5 overlap for placement purposes:

Band 6 is worked with cross stitches, straight stitches and either french knots or beads.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along Panel 2 Band 5

Today I have Band 5 of Panel 2 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along:

Here's band #5 by itself:

And here it is with Band 4 for placement purposes:

The special stitch is called a "Sheaf Stitch".  Sharon B has a tutorial for this stitch in her Embroidery Stitch Dictionary.

Here's a closeup of the stitch:

Happy Stitching!

Psalm 118:24 Inspirational Cross Stitch Sampler

Second in the series of Inspirational Samplers, this counted cross stitch design is Psalm 118:24. This is the day the Lord has made. Sampler Threads by the Gentle Art are recommended but DMC conversions are also included. The stitch count is 98 stitches wide X 143 stitches high. On 28 count Evenweave over 2 fabric threads or 14 count Aida, the design will measure 7 inches wide X 10 1/8 inches high.

Available at both Magcloud:

And at Etsy:

Sunday, April 09, 2017

New Inspirational Cross Stitch Sampler Series

Awhile ago, I mentioned that I was going to start creating some new cross stitch designs.  I've been liking primitive samplers a lot lately and I've always loved bible verses so needless to say, I put them together.

Here is the first design in the series:

Threads used are the Sampler Threads by the Gentle Art but I've also included DMC equivalents. 

This is available at both Magcloud:

And at Etsy:

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along Panel 2 Band 4

For your weekend enjoyment, here is Panel 2 Band #4 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along:

Here's the band by itself:

Use cross stitches and straight stitches.  The leaves should look like they're satin stitched.  Here's a closeup of the leaves:

Have a great weekend everyone!  Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 03, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along - Panel 2 Band 3

For those of you who are stitching on the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along, here's Panel 2 Band 3:

And here is Band 3 by itself:

Work this band with cross stitches and straight stitches.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Easter Cross Stitch Freebie

I case you haven't seen this one, although I think I released it last year, here is an Easter Cross Stitch freebie for ya'll to enjoy:

Right click on the design, save it to your hard drive and print it in any graphic software you have.

Happy Spring!!!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Scott's Go Fund Me For Cancer Treatment Bills

Good Morning everyone! Scott is doing well. Only 2 1/2 weeks of treatments left. We're both counting down the days until this is over and the real healing can begin.

Unfortunately, I now have over $5,000.00 in medical bills sitting on my desk. I've done very well staying on top of everything until now.

It pains me to keep asking for help but the relief in being able to get this all paid for so we can put this horrible experience behind us, would be incredible. The last 6 months have just been awful for both of us.

We don't need to reach the goal that I set. We just need to raise another $5,000.00 to put this nightmare behind us. Cancer is hell!

If you can help with a donation or even just help by sharing this post as much as you can, I would so much appreciate it.

And thank you all so much for the donations and prayers that you've give us. We are both so grateful. I'll post another update next week.

Scotts Cancer Treatment Go Fund Me Page
If anyone prefers, there is a Paypal Donate button in my sidebar.  Thank you so much everyone!

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