Category Archives: Cross Stitch Designs

Counted cross stitch designs…

Ashes of Difficult Patterns!

I decided to take a break from my usual designs and create something fun and different! Creating a cross stitch project by following a pattern can be a lot of fun if all is going smoothly. But I am sure … Continue reading

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Not so traditional picture displays!

For years, I have been using the traditional picture frames when it came to family photos and displaying my needlework! But when one starts thinking outside the box, the possibilities are endless… There are so many fun ways to use … Continue reading

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Rustic Halloween Tree

New release for Halloween! A colorful, rustic Halloween tree! Model in the photo is stitched on 32 count “Antique Copper” Hand Dyed linen using DMC embroidery floss.  Anchor alternatives are listed on the chart as well. Stitch Count is 50 … Continue reading

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Halloween Favorites

Do you like stitching for Halloween? There is something magical about Halloween. The joy and pride in kids’ faces as they go trick or treating is such a delight to see every year. And of course, you need to have … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Goddesses in Beaded Elegance

Isis and Hathor, two of the most popular Ancient Egyptian Goddesses! These two Goddesses were a joy to design and stitch! In addition to the many colors of embroidery floss, I used a lot of Mill Hill Seed Beads and … Continue reading

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Summer Favorites: Winged Things….

Summer is the perfect time for stitching! Plenty of natural light and long days make it ideal to sit out on your deck or porch and immerse yourself in your favorite pastime, needlework! Especially if the project is a quick … Continue reading

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Dragon Fly

An elegant, glittering DragonFly! Stitch count: 60 x 50 Fabric: 28 count “Cream” linen by Charles Craft (stitched over 2) Alternate Fabric: 28 count “Fairy Dust” linen (Cashel) by Wichelt Imports (stitched over 2) Materials: Embroidery Floss, Silk Thread, Kreinik … Continue reading

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Bumble Bee

A cute, furry bumble bee! Stitch count: 60 x 50 Fabric: 28 count “Sandstone” linen by Wichelt Imports (stitched over 2) Materials: Embroidery Floss, Kreinik Blending Filaments, Wisper Threads Stitches: All stitches are full stitches with a few long stitches.

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LadyBug

A beautiful, glittering LadyBug! Stitch count: 48 x 59 Fabric: 28 count Reseda linen band (color #215) by Vaupel & Heilenbeck (stitched over 2) Alternate Fabric: “Water Lily” 28 count linen by Wichelt Imports Materials: Embroidery Floss, Kreinik Braid, Kreinik … Continue reading

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Protection

The “Eye of Horus” was a symbol of protection in Ancient Egypt. Sometimes called the “Wadget Eye”, it was frequently featured in Ancient Egyptian art.  It’s popularity extends to modern times. In this design, it is stitched with silk, cotton … Continue reading

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