Spring Wreath

SpringWreathSpring is definitely in full swing here, just ask my husband about the tree pollen count.  This one is from Kreinik.  It has beautiful little flowers  and the sample was stitched on 28 count linen.  The link to the PDF is here.  This one should be fun to stitch for sure.  Thanks for stopping by.



Border from an Old German Needlework Book

counted-cross-stitch-bird-borderI’m always drawn in by patterns like this and since they offer it for free from Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘N Thread I thought I’d share it with you too.  Here is the link to her PDF.  This site is worth bookmarking if you enjoy embroidery.  They tell you the stitch you are seeing and then give you link to how it’s done.  Does it get any better!  Thank you Needle ‘N Thread!  AND thanks to all of you for stopping by.


Souvenir of Paris

SouvenirDeFrance_byBarb_2Sometimes I find what I think to be pretty neat stuff so I just have to document it at that very moment or I may never find it again.  Such is the case of this site called Community Blog for Stitchers who Love Blackbird Designs, and this pdf.  I thought I will never be able to remember where I put it so put it here.  It is one of those things that came from someone who got it from someone.  Hope you enjoy it and have fun stitching.


Pretty Spring Flowers


I made this stitchery from a pattern that I found on the CoatsCrafts web site in Portugal.  I am using mine as a greeting card.  I stitched it on 22 count fabric so it is quite small, measuring about 1 1/2 X 1 3/4 inch or 3.8 X 4.45 cm.  Here is the link to the site and the PDF for this pattern which also includes some little yellow flowers.  If you need the conversion from Anchor to DMC floss you can find the conversion chart here.  I think they turned out quite well.

Happy stitching,


I’m Late

Usually I have a post done by now but we had dinner guests tonight and had such a lovely time with them that the evening continued on, and then the dishes…you know.  SO  I found this Quaker Tree pattern I thought I’d share with you.  I found it on a web site called ‘The Workbasket’ in their Free Charts.  You can go there to get the pdf for just this one or all three.  Thanks for stopping by.