My honeysuckle has been particularly beautiful and fragrant this year.  We have it by our back gate entrance and it smells so good when entering.


Lesley Teare created this lovely honeysuckle freebie that you can find on her blog.

LT honeysuckle

It was posted on May 14th.  Just go here to get her free PDF.

Thanks for stopping by.



Cherry Season

It’s cherry picking time in Washington state, and what better way to acknowledge the wonderful goodness of cherries than with this stitchery from DMC Blog It. This comes from their June 3 post on Cherries to Embroider.


Cherries are good for so many dishes.,cherries2 and who doesn’t love cherry jam!cherries3

Just follow the link and save the chart by clicking on the image that you see.

Have a cherrie-full weekend everyone!


A Little Down Time

This fun stitchery comes from Borduurblad.  They have such wonderful patterns and some of them are free as was this one. Unfortunately, I downloaded this one from their old site and they no longer show it.

Beach time

They do however, have several others including this one that I posted a long time ago.


You can check out their other free patterns among others that are for sale by going to their link labeled E-Patterns.  As you go through their patterns, some will be labeled as zero euros.  You will have to sign up to be able to download any of their charts.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!




I recently finished this geranium pattern from the Facebook page of DMC-Italia.

Geranium chart   Geranium

It was the free chart of the week on May 19.  It was a fun chart to sew. Just follow this link to their Facebook page if you’d like to work it up too.

Have a great week!



Glory Bee Summer

Here in the Pacific Northwest we are having a bit of a heat wave, very unusual for our month of June. Seattle hit 93 degrees Sunday, breaking the 92-degree record for hottest June 5 th set in 1978.  This is a far cry from when we moved here in 1973 on June 2nd. I swear it rained the whole month of June and I thought we’d made the biggest mistake of our lives moving here. I’ve gotten use to the “Seattle rains” now, or as my father-in-law use to say, “It’s the only place I’ve lived where it rains all day and the sidewalk stays dry.”

There are great ways to use this chart. On 28 count fabric, it turns out to be 6 3/4 by 2 1/2 inches. You can find it on the Glory Bee site.  Just look for the “Free Design Here” button for the PDF.


Here is how Gingham Stitcher worked it up.

Have a great week everyone!