261013ThreeImaginesque posts so many fun blackwork motifs – I don’t know how she comes up with so many new ideas, but she does. This time I have shared the image that shows what the motif looks like used as a

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190913I have probably mentioned a hundred times before this, but I am particularly enamored of blackwork. So, I really like the little charts that Imaginesque posts. They are great for so many purposes – filling in backgrounds, bookmarks borders, small

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220813OneImaginesque posts quilt, hand embroidery, and counted blackwork patterns that are so lovely and this one is no exception. You can use the patterns as fill or stitch them in repetition as standalone projects. They are useful as border or

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130813If I had to pick only one type of pattern to stitch for the rest of my life, it would be blackwork-type patterns. They are so varied and you can also “cheat” and fill them in with cross-stitch too so

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1-DSCF4313I am a big fan of Jeanne Dansby at Byrds Nest Blog, so when she updates her blog, I get excited. I love her latest pattern creation. It takes leaves as the inspiration and would be great stitched as a

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190213OneI really enjoy blackwork style embroidery and over at Imaginesque, you can find all sorts of blackwork motifs to stitch up and enjoy. There are all sorts of hand embroidery motifs posted there to so if you enjoy that sort

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1-DSCF4260Jeanne has posted another great back stitch project over at Byrd’s Nest blog. This one is entitled “Spring Bloom” and it is here just in time for the first sights of Spring that have sprung in my neck of the

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Jeanne of Byrd’s Nest has created another great Blackwork pattern for us that will make a great winter-themed ornament if you stitch it the square shape she provides. It is a snowflake design that is evocative of winter’s chill. I

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In response to all the recent tragedies, Jeanne at Byrd’s Nest posted this lovely pattern, copyright free for you to use as you like. She hope it will bring some peace and hope. Read her post and get the free

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Blackwork is one of my favorite styles of embroidery – of course, I usually just use backstitch when I am doing it because with cross-stitch, it’s all the same, right? Well, not really, and I read a post recently that

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