Category Archives: Cross-Stitch and Needlework

Free Vintage Needlework Patterns Online

Thanks to university libraries and dedicated individuals in the United States and around the world, it is possible to find hundreds of free, out-of-copyright needlework and embroidery books and patterns online. If you are interested in embroidery history or vintage … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Two Project Updates!

I made a little progress on not just one, but two cross-stitch wips this week! After being neglected for the past month and a half or so, I pulled out my “12 Days of Christmas” project and worked on it … Continue reading

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Spring Embroidery Color Palette

Today is the official first day of spring, and I am sharing a new color palette you can use to inspire your embroidery, needlework, or cross-stitch projects. This collection of colors almost looks like it could work for autumn, too, … Continue reading

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A Finish and an Update

I have some stitchy things to share this week, including a finish that I completed late last year, an update on “All Shall Be Well,” and a very special gift that came in the mail a few days ago. First … Continue reading

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WIP Weds Stitching Progress

I have had very little time to stitch these past couple weeks, so I only have a small amount of progress to show on the “All Shall Be Well” Julian of Norwich cross-stitch pattern. I am still working on the … Continue reading

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Securing Your Pattern While Stitching

What do you do with your cross-stitch or needlework pattern while stitching? How to you secure it or keep it close so you can refer to it when needed? Someone asked this on a cross-stitch forum recently, and I had … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Cross-Stitch Patterns

We are getting close to the end of February already, so you might be looking ahead to March and thinking about stitching something for St. Patrick’s Day. I feel a little envious when I see the beautiful seasonal displays other … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday Update

Where does the time go? I did get some stitching time in over this past weekend, so I have some progress to show on the “All Shall Be Well” cross-stitch project. I am still working on the initial letter “A” … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Progress on All Shall Be Well

Over the past week, I spent some time stitching the “All Shall Be Well” Julian of Norwich cross-stitch pattern. When I stitch, I prefer to start at the top left of a pattern and work my way across and down. … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

I haven’t shown any progress on my “12 Days of Christmas” cross-stitch project since the end of November! But, to be honest, I did not do a lot of stitching over the holidays. We were just too busy. But, I’m … Continue reading

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