Cottage for Two

This is a chart from a few years back called ‘The Cottage for us Two‘.  It comes from the Gloria Blog.


It makes you want to go in doesn’t it?

Have a great week.



EMS Winter Birdhouse

This small stitchery comes from EMS.

Start here. In the center column of the page that loads, find the tab that says “Free”. Once the new page opens, you will see below a link that reads:

EMS Cross Stitch Board

Please note that you have to be a registered member in order to be able to download the free charts.

There is no charge to join and this gives you access to other free charts.

Once there click on the DOWNLOADS tab (5th one across the top)

Once there you can select the format of the design you like, PDF, PAT, which is for the product PCStitch, or Machine Embroidery Format.

Scroll through the patterns until you locate this one. If you choose PDF, the whole pattern will download as a PDF.


It sounds like a lot of steps but it’s not too complicated.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend.



This charming little windmill chart came from the May 2016 issue of Cross Stitch Collection that I have subscribed to.  Readership must have really fallen off because they are discontinuing the magazine.

windmilk       windmill-cross-stitch

I chose to not use the Home Sweet Home text and made just the top portion. The chart was fast to stitch but the backstitching took a lot longer.  I don’t mind backstitching but I know many find it a chore so just keep this in mind if you decide to make one for yourself.

Have a great weekend!



Since my sister-in-law was showing off her snowdrops that have just emerged


I thought I’d share this chart from Durene Jone’s Facebook page from last year.


They are such a wonderful harbinger of Spring.

Have a great week and a great Valentine’s Day.