Carolyn’s Balloons – Autumn

Carolyn’s Balloons is the brainchild of good friend Carolyn Zook (CZookStitch on YouTube and Instagram.) She requested a design with hot air balloons and autumn coloring. Carolyn helped me pick the colors and after some tweaking of the design, I came up with this. It was a hit at Needlework Expo 2022 and I decided this would make a great seasonal piece. There will be … Continue reading Carolyn’s Balloons – Autumn

The Seasons Flourish Designs

Autumn Flourish is a cross stitch design based on Word Art I created when I was designing digital scrapbook products. I am so pleased with how this turned out in cross stitch and I hope you love it, too! This design uses 12 colors. It is charted in Classic Colorworks and Weeks Dye Works overdyed floss with equivalents given for DMC. The model was stitched … Continue reading The Seasons Flourish Designs

Ukrainian Cross Stitch Designers on Etsy

There are so many amazing Ukrainian designers on Etsy, but I know that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start and how to find them. I decided to compile a list of some of the Ukrainian Cross Stitch designers who really stood out to me, but there are more! StitchyPrincess – MiKaStitchDesign – OhMyStitchesShop – MiyaStitch – PatternsSAStitch – NataleeAlexDIY – LKACrossStitch – 2x2StitchArt … Continue reading Ukrainian Cross Stitch Designers on Etsy

Holiday Gift Extravaganza 2021 – My Gift to You

Hello my dear friend! Jan, of Jan Hicks Creates here, and we have come to the end of my Holiday Gift Extravaganza for 2021. It has been a wonderful two weeks of sharing, laughing, crying and yes, giving. As I am sure you know, my thoughts, and questions, this year centered around my new home, and what home means to me and to each of … Continue reading Holiday Gift Extravaganza 2021 – My Gift to You