Monday, July 2, 2018

Floss Tube #6 Show Notes (Finishes and Rambling)

Instagram ATC Group:

A Pirate's Life by Country Cottage Needleworks

My Hippo Series
Before and After (all of the bow tie was finished)

From June 2018 CrossStitcher Magazine

Before and After (I had a little more done than the before shows)

Bauble 1
Mr. Xstitch Ornament/Bauble Project

Last week vs. This week 

Michelle (BendyStichy)
You can send your stitched Baubles to her and she'll send them to Mr. Xstitch

Last week vs. This week 


Girl Pig
Last week vs. This week 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Floss Tube #5 Show Notes (Road Trip, Stitchy Stores, and Haul)

Below are my show notes for my Floss Tube #5 - Road Trip, Stitchy Stores, and Haul, which you can find here.

Karen and Lynda (shop owner) at Stitcher's Garden in Conway, AR.

Stitching Stores I visited:

Stitcher's Garden
1026 Van Ronkle St,
Conway, AR 72032
Ph. 501-513-185

Shepherd's Needle 
11601 West Markham, Ste D
Little Rock, AR 72211
Ph. 501-221-6990

Shepherd’s Bush
220 24th Street
Ogden Utah 84401
Ph. (801) 399- 4546

Stitcher's Paradise 
2550 S Rainbow Blvd Ste E25
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Ph. 702-227-9735

Stitcher's Garden 
2801 Eubank Ne Ste I
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Ph. 505-881-6601

Silver Needle, Ltd 
6068 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK 74145
Ph. 918-493-1136

Nashville Needleworks 
7020 Church St E #5
Brentwood, TN 37027
Ph. 615-377-6336

Cross-stitch my husband stitched for his grandma,
using patterns from June 2018 CrossStitcher magazine.

Project Notes:

Mr. Xstitch Ornament/Bauble Project

CrossStitcher Magazine

Three Wise Men by Blackberry Lane Designs

Violet by Country Cottage Needleworks

Main Street Gazebo by Country Cottage Needleworks

Lavendar and Lace Patterns - Celtic Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Noel

A Pirate's Life by Country Cottage Needleworks

Mrs. Fox stitched by Tiffany.

Other Stitchers Mentioned:


The Lady in the Attic

Sarah M. Eden

Monday, May 28, 2018

Floss Tube #4 Show Notes

Below are my show notes for my Floss Tube #4 - A Brief Calm Before a Storm of Busyness, which you can find here.

My nephew is 3.5 years old, not 4.

Blog Post About Cutting my Eye:

Holli Coats: 


With Wendy T-shirt Tutorials:

Ornament/Bauble Project
Mr. Xstitch Christmas Ornaments:

French Knot Tutorials

Test Stitcher Volunteers


Floss Tube Recommendations
Luhu Stitches

Thread Maniac

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Monday, May 7, 2018

FlossTube #1 - Know Your Needleworker

I've decided to joint the FlossTube community. I've spent the last month watching lots of different FlossTube videos on YouTube. I loved getting to know the various cross-stitchers and seeing what they are doing. I feel connected to them. And I liked the idea of adding my voice to the community and sharing what I'm doing. So I took the plunge and recorded a video. I want to post videos at least monthly. I hope you enjoy this first episode.

Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Goals

As I mentioned in my previous post, I met my 2017 goals. I've set three goals for the coming year:

1. Twenty New Etsy Listings
2. Start Offering Kits of my Patterns
3. Try Dying Fabric

I think this will keep me very busy this year.

Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 Round Up

Last January, I posted about my Goal for 2017. At that time, I had the goal to release 12 new cross-stitch patterns. In March, I boosted that number to 18. And I reached that goal! Here are the patterns I released in 2017:

I didn't include the following in my count, but I also released the following combo packs and free patterns:

Beyond creating and releasing cross-stitch patterns, I also had a booth at 4 different events this fall. I am grateful for all I was able to accomplish this year and look forward to what I'll accomplish this next year. Watch for my next post on my goals for 2018!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Nutcracker Bookmarks

On Monday, I released my Red, Blue, and Green Nutcracker Cross-Stitch Patterns Combo Pack, as well as my Red and Green Nutcracker Cross-stitch Patterns.

I designed the Blue Nutcracker Cross-stitch Pattern after two years dancing as a party scene parent in the Shenandoah Ballet's annual Nutcracker performance. During the second year, I cross-stitched during the times when I wasn't on stage. A couple of girls enjoyed watching me, and one suggested I design a nutcracker. I liked the idea, so I designed the Blue Nutcracker and based it on the costume worn by the Nutcracker in the Shenandoah Ballet's production.

I didn't release the Blue Nutcracker Cross-stitch Pattern until the next Nutcracker season. That Christmas I gave a framed Blue Nutcracker Cross-stitch to the director, who is also my instructor for Adult Ballet.

I knew I wanted to do Red and Green Nutcracker Patterns as well since I love red and green nutcrackers. For the Red Nutcracker, I used the Nutcracker ornament I own for inspiration.

For the Green Nutcracker, I got inspiration from some Nutcrackers my friend Cinzia made. I combined elements from both her Nutcrackers into my design.

I stitched the Red and Green Nutcrackers using Gold Kreinik Thread. I like the softer feel of the Kreinik over the DMC, making it perfect to use on bookmarks. I had not been introduced to Kreinik thread yet when I stitched the Blue Nutcracker.

Which Nutcracker is your favorite?