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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along Panel 1 Band 3

Okay ladies, here is Band 3 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along:
Band 3 - the stars are Double Cross Stitches, sometimes called Smyrna Cross Stitches.

I'll give ya'll a few days to get caught up.  Look for Band 4 next week.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Cats And Quilts Cross Stitch Pattern August

Number 8 in the Cats And Quilts Counted Cross Stitch Pattern series is now available:

Available at both Magcloud:

And at Etsy:

Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along Panel 1 Band 2

Ok, who's ready for band #2 for our Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along?

Here's you go:

For the long stitches you'll be doing a straight stitch with a french knot or bead at the bottom.

Click on the image to enlarge the pattern.

If you're new to this stitch along, see the link at the top of my blog.  All the information is there.

Happy Stitching!

Update On Scott's Cancer Treatment

A quick update on my husband...he's doing good. He went into work for a couple of hours yesterday and there's again today. The next chemo treatment starts on Friday, 12/9. It'll be another 5 day deal.

Thank you again everyone, for your kindness, generosity and prayers. Please keep 'em coming! The chemo is really tough!!!!

Love to all, Pam

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Cats And Quilts July Counted Cross Stitch Series

The July Cats and Quilts design is now available:

Find at Magcloud:
and at Etsy:

Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along Panel 1 Band 1

Okay everyone, we're off and running!  Here is the first band for the Never Ending Band Sampler Stitch-Along project:

Click on the image to enlarge.  Save to your hard drive and print.

The fans are worked with straight stitches.

I hope everyone enjoys this fun project!! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Never Ending Band Sampler Stitch-Along

Hello to both my Crazy Quilt friends and my Cross Stitch friends!  For months now, I've been trying to think of something that would bring together stitchers from both venues of the needlework world.

As many of you know, I design counted cross stitch and I have a passion for crazy quilting.  I use waste canvas to stitch the seams on my crazy quilt blocks using my own charted border designs.

For details, visit my Magcloud site:
or my Etsy shop:

Okay, to make a long story short, I finally remembered the beautiful sampler of stitch examples that Sharon Boggon made:

You can find the story about Sharon's Band Sampler here.  (Photos posted with Sharon's permission.)

So here goes, I decided to offer a Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along!  For my crazy quilt friends, these borders can be used with waste canvas to stitch your seams.  Or if you're good at free-handing your seam treatments, just follow the patterns.

For my cross stitch friends, you can stitch this like any other sampler.  We'll be starting at the top and working our way down.

I called this Never Ending because I plan to offer several bands or borders each week and it will go on indefinitely.

We will be working in panels just like Sharon did.  Each panel will be approx. 6 inches wide X 18 inches long.  That's the stitched area on 14 count Aida or 28 count Evenweave over 2 fabric threads.  You'll want your fabric panels to be 12 inches wide x 30 inches long.

When your panels are complete, you can frame them individually, store them in a book or sew them all together like Sharon did with hers.  You can use your Never Ending sampler as reference for cross stitch borders, stitch examples or color combination ideas.

Because the width is only 6 inches wide, the borders will stitch up quickly making this a perfect "take along" project to work on while waiting in your car for your kids or in a waiting room.

Now for the fun part!  There's no rules!!  There's no charge!!  There's no time frame!!!  You can work at your own pace.  You can use whatever threads or colors you want to use.  You can skip any part that you don't like.  You can put it down for awhile and then come back to it.  This is a gift from me to you.  It's for the joy of stitching and sharing your examples with others.

If you enjoy Facebook, I have set up a Facebook Group called Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along.
You can find it here:

For right now, I have it set as a Closed Group.  To join, you'll just have to click the "JOIN" button and wait for me to okay it.  I did it this way because I don't want any spammers jumping in.  This is for both crazy quilters and cross stitchers.  It's a place for everyone to share photos of their work and talk about the project, the designs, the borders and so on.  I still have a few things to set up there but you should be able to click the link and join right away.

So there you have it!  A fun project that has no rules!  It's really a mystery because even I have no clue what each panel will look like.  I just thought this would be really fun for everyone including me!

The charts will be in black/white.  On occasion, I may add something with specific colors.  I use DMC threads and will include those DMC thread colors for you.

If you have questions you can always leave a comment here, or email me or leave a message for me over at Facebook.

So those are the details!  We'll be starting at the end of the week so get your fabric and some pretty threads ready and lets start a new "Never Ending Sampler" journey!!! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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