Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fabric Stash - Do You Have One?

I did another guest blogger post go up over at Stitching The Night Away this morning.  I blogged all about fabric stashes.  I'm not going to retype it all here, but if you'd like to read it, just click on the photo and you'll see the full post.  :)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pattern of the Week - February 23, 2013

I was over browsing the new patterns at 123 Stitch the other day and came across this one.  It's just so cute I knew I had to share it at some point as one of my patterns of the week.  I think I would name him Giuseppe and then I'd be hungry for pizza the entire time I was stitching him, lol! 

If you're interested in getting this pattern, just click the photo.  Happy Stitching!  :)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Freebie Friday - February 22, 2013

I keep telling myself Spring is right around the corner.  One of the many things I like about Spring is all the beautiful tulips.  So for today I thought I'd share a free tulip pattern with you.  If you'd like to get this pattern, just click the photo.  

Happy Stitching!  :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pattern of the Week - February 16, 2013

It's currently 11:51pm on Friday night.  I've been home from working both my full-time and part-time jobs today (a total of 13.5 hours on the clock) for just a few minutes and am waiting for Max to finish his "business" so I can go to bed.  I figured now was a great time to get this post ready for in the morning.  And after listening to all the young high school & college kids at job #2 tonight whine about how tough their lives are (oh my gosh...people don't wait on you hand and foot when you become an adult with responsibilities?!  *gasp*  Who would have known?!)  I knew exactly what pattern would be my choice for pattern of the week.

I've actually stitched this piece before.  And if you're a "fan" of my Facebook page, you might recognize it as my cover photo.  It's the "Big Girl Panties" mouse pad kit by JanLynn.  If you're interested in getting this fun to stitch piece, just click the photo for where you can get it.  :)


Friday, February 15, 2013

Freebie Friday - February 15, 2013

Last week I was asked to find a "chook" aka chicken pattern, which I did.  This week I was asked to find a Spring-y Garden pattern.  Well, I found 12 of them.  I came across a website that had a flower of the month for each month back in 2010.  Since it IS February, I decided to feature the February flower...violets.  It's so cute, and at only 63x63 stitches, it looks like it will be a relatively quick stitch.

If you're interested in this pattern, or seeing what the other 11 flowers are, just click the photo and you'll be directed to the designers website where you can download it for free.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not...

Today is that day dreaded by many single people around the world....Valentine's Day.  What used to be a lovely little holiday many, many years ago has turned into a huge commercial holiday I think is secretly designed for the single people in the world to feel like pond scum, and force those that are in some sort of relationship to spend tons of money to "show" their partner/spouse/significan other/etc. just how much they love them (when they should really be doing it every other day of the year...and not just by purchasing gifts).

So in light of that, and the fact I don't really have much positive to say about the "holiday", I thought I'd share with you some of the items currently available in my shop that are for those that both like AND dislike the holiday.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pattern of the Week - February 9, 2013

Firstly, to any of my friends/fans in the Northeast, I hope everyone is safe and WARM this morning with the pounding from the blizzard you received yesterday/overnight!!!  <3 span="">

We have just a light dusting of snow here and it's really cold.  I'm so not a winter person (just in case you haven't seen me say that before) and I constantly think of warmer and sunnier weather.  The blackwork pattern I chose for this week is bright & bold and reminds me of an Andy Warhol painting.  Just what someone needs on a dreary winter day!

The pattern is available from Nordic Needle.  If you're interested in getting it, or seeing more information on it, just click the photo.

Happy Stitching!  :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Freebie Friday - February 8, 2013

I have been absolutely exhausted lately from working so many hours at my 2 paying jobs and am starting to have a real brain fog going on.  Since I just couldn't figure out what to feature today, I asked last night on my Facebook page want patterns people wanted me to search for.  A friend said a "chook", which I instantly had to ask what that was.  Apparently in my brain fog I just wasn't getting that was a chicken and that's how you call them (or maybe because I've never spent any time on a farm).'s a free chicken pattern for you.  In fact, it's a few chickens.  Just click the photo.  This is a site you need to register for, but the site is free and has free patterns everyday.  I've stitched several of them over the years and have ALWAYS been happy with the quality of the patterns.  :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Superbowl XLVII

It's Superbowl Sunday!  Whoop!  Whoop!  So how many of you will be stitching and watching football tonight?  I'll be watching, but don't think I'll be doing any stitching at the same time.  Personally I'm not a huge fan of professional football.  I think most of them are overpaid whiners that think everything should be handed to them.  Excuse me, I digress.  

I know it's not a Freebie Friday, but I figured in honor of the big game, I'd find everyone a cute FREE football pattern.  So what do you think of this one?  Looks like it's a pretty quick stitch too.  Enjoy!

Oh yeah, just click the photo to go to the pattern.  :)

Oh yeah, and I'll be cheering for the San Francisco 49ers, not necessarily because I like them, but because they're playing against the Baltimore Ravens.  And if you're from N.E. Ohio or a Cleveland Browns fan, you know you automatically cheer for ANYONE that is playing against the Ravens.  Well, unless it's the Steelers and then that's a tough choice, lol!

If you're going to be watching, comment here and tell me what team you're cheering for.  Let's see how many we have for each team.  

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pattern of the Week - February 2, 2013

Trying to decide on what is going to be the pattern of the week can sometimes be a chore.  I often say I have cross stitch ADD (no offense meant to others) because sometimes I just can't concentrate and/or finish a project without jumping around to several others midstream.  Finding the pattern of the week was just like that this week.

A lady in one of my Facebook groups was asking for a suggestion on a new bird pattern she should stitch.  I thought that would be a great theme, so I went in search of bird patterns.  I found a lovely new site (that I WILL share with you next week).  When I was on that site I came across a gorgeous sunflower pattern, and you all know I just LOVE sunflowers!!!  That was going to be my pattern of the week.  Then as I started typing the post and put the day I remembered it is Groundhog Day and maybe I should feature one of those.  Can you see my problem?  LOL!

Unfortunately there are basically ZERO Groundhog Day patterns out there.  I did come across this freebie over at Vee and Co. Cross Stitch Designs and decided this would be the pattern of the day.  Just click the photo and it will take you to where you can download the pattern for FREE!!  Enjoy and Happy Stitching!  Oh yeah, and don't forget to check out another great stitching blog while you're there.  :)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Freebie Friday - February 1, 2013

Wow, it's February already! Where has the time gone?   All this winter weather has me thinking about Spring, so I thought this cute flowers would make the perfect FREE pattern for today.  You know the drill, just click the photo to go to the pattern.  :)