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 – 4 Seasons = 4 Patterns!
I have decided I am drawn to Spanish samplers. This is the second I have reproduced and I am ever on the lookout for more. I wasn’t able to find out much information about Antonia, but I can say she had a real eye for color. I loved stitching this. Seeing the border come to life was a real joy and those alphabets! Especially the … Continue reading Antonia Rosel y Garcia 1886
Summer This is the first in a series based on my designs Seasons in Lace and is the brain child of my friend Maria Kutzner. I had so much fun designing and stitching Seasons in Lace that it was a true joy revisiting the motifs and repurposing them for these smalls. The charts for all three designs are included in the pattern. The models are … Continue reading Samplings of Lace
This piece started with the saying, and I knew it would be a perfect special release for Stitch Con 2022. I got the inspiration for the other parts from various mixed media textile pieces I saw on Pinterest. This is stitched on 40 ct Legacy by Picture this Plus with a variety of overdyed floss. A conversion to DMC is also provided in the pattern. … Continue reading Stitch Happiness
Zen Garden was inspired by a set of tiles. I fell in love with everything about them, the colors, the dragonfly, the various designs and of course, the fact that they were all in separate blocks, a design style that resonates with me for some reason. Below is my inspiration piece. The name, Zen Garden, came to me as I was adding in the willow … Continue reading Zen Garden
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
You can find Narnia in my Etsy shop here: Narnia or at your favorite LNS! You may be looking for a lion on this design, since I named it Narnia, but in fact, I named it Narnia because the inspiration came from a wardrobe I saw in an antique store in San Antonio, Texas. That is the last of the images you can see here. … Continue reading Narnia