Saturday, April 25, 2015

Funky cow by Yiota's XStitch

Designer: Yiota's XStitch
Size: 17 x 22 cm - 6.7 x 8.7 inches

Download here

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pixel Power Gandalf

Gandalf from Pixel Power
This was stitched on a piece of 28 count evenweave from a Crafty Kitten grab bag.

For those of you who wondered, the runes spell out Gandalf's speech while facing the Balrog on the bridge in the Mines of Moria - "You cannot pass.  I am a servant of the Secret Fire, Wielder of the Flame of Anor.  The Dark Fire will not avail you Flame of Udun.  Go back to the shadow. L.O.T.R."

Snowflower Diaries Spring Witch

Spring Witch by The Snowflower Diaries
I stitched her on a piece of random 28 count linen I had using the recommended DMC.  
The only change I made was to give the witch green eyes and I used satin stitch for the broom.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Frankenstein's Monster and Bride

Carand88's Spooky Kitties; the Bride of Frankenstein's Kitty

Stitched on 32 count lavender evenweave using recommended DMC

Witchy Kitty

DSC03413WitchyKitty.jpg Carand88 Witchy Kitty

This is the cute little Witchy Kitty from Carand88.
Stitched on 28count Burnt Orange Jobelan, my favourite fabric for Hallowe'en stitching.

I changed the main colour from cream to a nice silver grey (DMC 415) because it looks nicer on the orange.
I also changed the eyes to metallic green DMC.

Ghostie Kitty

DSC03384GlowinDarkGhostKitty.jpg Carand88 Ghost Kitty

DSC03384GlowinDarkGhostKitty.jpg Carand88 Ghost Kitty

It's Glow-in-the-Dark Ghostie Kitty!  
Stitched with Kreinik Glow-in-the-Dark thread.  
ps do you know how hard it is to photograph in darkness?  Answer - very, then you have to photoshop to see the pic at all!
Stitched on black 28 count evenweave.

charts from Carand 88 using original designs by Hyraea

Zombie Kitty

Carand88 Zombie Kitty 2 photo DSC03391ZombieKitty2-1_zps44cb588b.jpg

Zombie Kitty from Carand88 on Deviant Art.
Stitched on 32count lavender evenweave using recommended DMC but glow-in-the-dark Kreinik for the eyes.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Native American fertility deity also associated with music (hence the pipe) and "an important conveyor of information and trinkets from afar, a Story Teller, par excellence".
Chart from Southwest Designs by Jenny Rasmussen.

I stitched him on 32 count evenweave over 1 using a Jodyri Variegated thread called Peacock Feathers.

Stitched by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching

Teresa Wenztler Futurecast

Teresa Wenzler Futurecast conversion

I wanted a dragon and I wanted books, maybe a little dragon sitting on a pile of books?  So I googled around and found this conversion on Deviant Art.  She took the standard Futurecast chart and changed the crystal ball to a book!  Perfect.

Teresa Wentzler designed this dragon to be easily converted into any colour scheme you like.  There is an ornate border and she recommends choosing a variegated thread for it then matching the colours for the dragon.  I left the border off and chose a scheme based on one in the Gallery.

Stitched by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching

Monday, March 16, 2015

Owl and Moon

This freebie design comes from Jacquie and is available from her blog My Journey.  
I stitched it on 28 count black evenweave using a GAST thread appropriately called Harvest Moon. 
Stitched by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching

Cuore di Hallowe'en

Cuore di Hallowe'en by Savoir faire Vailly
Stitched over one on 32count Cognac evenweave
DMC B5200, 310 and 740

Found on the Casa Cenina website
Stitched by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching

Friday, March 13, 2015


Printemps designed by Martine
Stitched on 32ct white linen
using DMC floss
Stitched by Lynn J
Chart can be found here


Designed by Brittercup Designs
stitched on 32ct Bone Lugana
using Gentle Art Sampler Threads
Stitched by Lynn J
Chart is no longer available

My Sweet Land

Designed by Tree of Life Samplings
stitched on 28 ct Bone Lugana
using DMC floss
Stitched by Lynn J
Chart found here

The Early Bird....Bee Finds

Designed by E-Sub Rosa
Stitched on 32ct Antique White linen
using DMC floss
Stitched by Lynn J
Chart found here


June designed by Notforgotten Farm
stitched on 36ct Picture This Plus Mello
using DMC floss
Stitched by Lynn J
Chart can be found here

Witch's Kitchen

Witch's Kitchen
Designed by The Primitive Hare
stitched on 28 ct Silkweaver Solo
using DMC & Gentle Art Sampler Threads
Stitched by Lynn J
Chart found here

The Mother of the Harvest

 The Mother of the Harvest
Designed by The Little Stitcher
stitched on 32ct Vintage linen
using DMC floss
Stitched by Lynn J
Chart can be found here

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tree of life Klimt

Design name: Tree of life by Klimt
Designer: Yiota's XStitch
Pattern to download: here

Thursday, March 5, 2015

April Mini Cat

April Mini Cat designed and stitched by Lynn B
using 36 count Edinburgh Linen and DMC 
stranded cotton.  
Free pattern available from my blog here

Friday, February 27, 2015

March Mini Cat

March Mini Cat 
designed and stitched by Lynn B
Free pattern available from my blog here

Friday, February 20, 2015

Victorian lady free cross stitch pattern
Design: Yiota's XStitch
Size: 24 x 30 cm
Download pattern: here

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: New Halloween Trim Bag and a give-away! Enter now!...

Great Giveaway!

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: New Halloween Trim Bag and a give-away! Enter now!...: I am still swamped designing custom mottoes and stitching them for my regular customers. I have never worked so hard as I have this last mon...

Monday, February 9, 2015

I love to cross stitch

Designer: Yiota's XStitch
Design: I love to cross stitch
Free pattern: Here

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine Freebies... enjoy!
~Maria, The Stitcherhood

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Valentine Mini Cat

February Valentine Mini Cat 
Designed and stitched by Lynn B 
36 Count Edinburgh Linen 
using DMC threads

Pattern can be found on my blog 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January Mini Cat

January Mini Cat 
Pattern can be found on my blog 
Lynn B 

Saturday, January 17, 2015


I found this freebie on the subrosa blog and stitched it for a Halloween blog where members stitch a themed Halloween ornament each month.  This month's theme obviously is "witch".  It was a little big for an ornament stitched over 2 on my (go-to) 32 count so I stitched it over one on 25 count.

Subrosa blog

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Abstract dragon by Yiota's XStitch

Design name: Abstract dragon
Designer: Yiota's XStitch
Size (for 14 ct aida): 25 x 31 cm (9.8 x 12 inches)
Colours used: 11
Link here: abstract dragon free cross stitch pattern

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Cats

Mini cat cross stitch patterns available from my blog

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Festive Owl

Design:  Festive Owl
Designer: Holly's Hobbies ~ Holly Hinton
Fabric:  14ct Cream Gold Lurex Aida
Fibers:  DMC
Stitched by Meari

Ho Ho Ho!

 A gift from Pineberry Lane.  I love him! 
Design by Wendy Stys-Van Eimeren
Offered as a download on her website Pineberry Lane.
DMC threads over two
Stitch count 41x57

Red Christmas - Miss Mushroom

Hello dear!! I'm happy to present you a new Christmas freebie, the nice Miss Mushroom :)
I wish you a warm and joyful Christmas! :)

DESIGNER and STITCHER: Laura - The Little Stitcher

Happy stitching!!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cat in stripes by Yiota's XStitch

Cat in stripes free modern cross stitch pattern by Yiota's XStitch
Pattern here

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Little angel

A cute little angel free cross stitch pattern which will make a great Christmas card.
Pattern here

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall-gazette 94

Fall by Gazette94
Stitched on Days Gone By by PTP 28 ct over one.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christmas house by Yiota's XStitch

Small Christmas house
Free pattern Here

Friday, October 17, 2014

Give Thanks

Give Thanks 
Stitched over one on PTP Days Gone By
My own thread conversion
Finished as a small pillow and a JABC leaf decoration 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Baby penguin by Yiota's XStitch

Free cross stitch pattern of a baby penguin
Designed and stitched by Yiota's XStitch
Size: 10 x 14 cm (3.9 x 5.5 inches)
To get the pattern click HERE

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Heart of Gold

From Samplers-and-Santas
on 25 count linen with DMC thread.
Design can be made into pinkeep or hanging ornament
instead of pouch.
Chart can be found HERE.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


ORT Bag by Lynn B happinessiscrossstitching

ORT Bag (Old Ragged Threads)
Designed and stitched by Lynn B
Pattern available on my blog

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Jazz Tuffet Pincushion

Jazz Tuffet Pincushioh
Victoria Sampler - chart found  here
32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, Fibers of my own choice
Stitched by Carol

Monday, July 21, 2014

♥ Heart


Stitched by Marly on 30 count linen over two with DMC threads.
From Samplers-and-Santas.
Chart and template can be found here.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Noel 2008

Noel 2008 Ornament
Ravenelle - found here
32 ct Steel Gray Belfast Linen, DMC B5200 Floss
Updated to 2014
Stitched by Carol

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A freebie for you.... enjoy! :) 
~Maria, The Stitcherhood

Summer Solstice

Hello stitchers! The tide in turning and days will be shorter, but it's also the beginning of summer! I wish you a sunny, funny summer, full of joy and happiness and life!
Happy stitching!

LITHA: Summer Solstice

DMC threads
Extra spotted Old Salem Linen
(available on request, limited edition,
send email:

stitched by my Miss Betty
finished by me, inspired by Faye, Carolina Stitcher :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Silent Night !

Stitched by: Manuela Albanese (Designer of The Shop Around the Corner)
Download : HERE