Cross-Stitch http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com Charts, patterns and everything needlepoint Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:10:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Freebie: Almost Fall http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/freebie-almost-fall/2014/08/28/ http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/freebie-almost-fall/2014/08/28/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:10:41 +0000 http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5629 almost copiaFall is just around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. Summer and Fall are my favorite seasons. The air is crisp, you get to wear sweaters and don’t even get me started on foods flavored with pumpkin. While we Read More ...

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almost copiaFall is just around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. Summer and Fall are my favorite seasons. The air is crisp, you get to wear sweaters and don’t even get me started on foods flavored with pumpkin. While we enjoy the last of summer, it’s never too early to start thinking about our Fall stitching. La Contesse le Point de Croix created this free Almost Fall pattern to get you in the spirit of falling leaves, acorns and cooler temps.

You can find the pattern for free HERE.

 

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Freebie: Elf BBQ http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/freebie-elf-bbq/2014/08/26/ http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/freebie-elf-bbq/2014/08/26/#respond Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:05:22 +0000 http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5625 Sans-titre-1

Summer is coming to a close, Labor Day is just around the corner but there is still time for one last BBQ. These little elves have the right idea…have a little fun playing with their favorite pet while mom barbeques Read More ...

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Summer is coming to a close, Labor Day is just around the corner but there is still time for one last BBQ. These little elves have the right idea…have a little fun playing with their favorite pet while mom barbeques  a tasty meal. This is just one of cute elf panels designed by les chroniques de frimousse.com. They are so adorable and there is a pattern for every season and holiday.

You can find this freebie as well as others on her website HERE. 

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Inspiration: 3-D Tardis Cross Stitch http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/inspiration-3-d-tardis-cross-stitch/2014/08/24/ http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/inspiration-3-d-tardis-cross-stitch/2014/08/24/#respond Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:46:31 +0000 http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5619 il_570xN.328790147Did you watch the season premiere of Dr. Who last night? What did you think of the new doctor? In a short time, I have fallen in love. I’m excited to see what adventures he will get into. As excited Read More ...

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il_570xN.328790147Did you watch the season premiere of Dr. Who last night? What did you think of the new doctor? In a short time, I have fallen in love. I’m excited to see what adventures he will get into. As excited as I am about the new season, I am equally as giddy about this 3-D cross stitched Tardis by Robinsdesign. The Tardis is just the tip of the iceberg in the arena of Robin’s 3-D designs. You can make your own doctors to go along for the adventure.

You can buy this pattern along with other Dr. Who characters at her Etsy shop HERE. 

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Freebie: Z is for Zombees http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/freebie-z-is-for-zombees/2014/08/20/ http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/freebie-z-is-for-zombees/2014/08/20/#respond Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:22:23 +0000 http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5612 Z_is_for_ZombeesI know it is still August but I can’t help getting excited for fall and particularly Halloween. Halloween is HUGE at my house. We go crazy with decorations! I always try to add something new each year. I’m so glad Read More ...

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Z_is_for_ZombeesI know it is still August but I can’t help getting excited for fall and particularly Halloween. Halloween is HUGE at my house. We go crazy with decorations! I always try to add something new each year. I’m so glad I found A Dark Alphabet by In the Company of Friends.  Each letter is a quirky take on the macabre. It is perfect for your Halloween house or your favorite little goth.

You can see all the letters and download them HERE. 

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Freebie: Cancer Survivor http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/freebie-cancer-survivor/2014/08/18/ http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/freebie-cancer-survivor/2014/08/18/#respond Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:17:04 +0000 http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5609 buzz-cancer-cross-stitch

You know what? Cancer sucks. There, I said it. I want to kick its butt out of the universe. Who’s with me? Nancy at Do Small Things with Love created this free pattern for you to stitch up and give Read More ...

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You know what? Cancer sucks. There, I said it. I want to kick its butt out of the universe. Who’s with me? Nancy at Do Small Things with Love created this free pattern for you to stitch up and give to the survivor in your life. You can create a hoop, or a hat or a totebag. How about on a shirt so when people give weird looks about the lack of hair from chemo, point proudly at the shirt and say, “Yep! I did that! That just happened!” Stitch this up for the survivor in your life to let them know that you think they are a warrior.

You can find the pattern HERE. 

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You can find the pattern HERE.

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I feel like I kind of needed a little bit of love and pick me up this week. This free pattern from Domestic Deficit Disorder is just what the doctor ordered. It says the right thing without going overboard.  The Read More ...

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I feel like I kind of needed a little bit of love and pick me up this week. This free pattern from Domestic Deficit Disorder is just what the doctor ordered. It says the right thing without going overboard.  The stars falling on the side are the perfect finishing touch to this saying. 

You can find the free pattern HERE on Craftsty.com. Just a reminder that you do have to register to get free patterns from their site. It only takes a minute to sign up and there are a lot of great free and affordable patterns there for your stitching pleasure.

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Your Mental Health and Cross Stitch http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/your-mental-health-and-cross-stitch/2014/08/11/ http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/your-mental-health-and-cross-stitch/2014/08/11/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:14:46 +0000 http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5570 4472be8ce4c45ac055510a821cbbb333

I recently had a chance to write an article for About.com on how cross stitch is beneficial to mental health. I asked several cross stitch friends and members in a few groups I am in to explain to me why cross Read More ...

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I recently had a chance to write an article for About.com on how cross stitch is beneficial to mental health. I asked several cross stitch friends and members in a few groups I am in to explain to me why cross stitch was good for their mental well being.  Many of the participants agreed that cross stitch allowed them to stay focused in a crisis, build communities, release stress, and stay calm. Cross stitching really is a life saver! How does it help your mental health?

You can read the article HERE.

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Sale: What Delilah Did http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/sale-what-delilah-did/2014/08/08/ http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/sale-what-delilah-did/2014/08/08/#respond Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:25:21 +0000 http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5561 6a010536f37aeb970b01a511f15c33970c-450wi

I am a long time fan of What Delilah Did. I love her patterns and kits. For a limited time, you can get her patterns and kits for 50% off! You heard me right, 50 PERCENT! How great is that? Read More ...

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I am a long time fan of What Delilah Did. I love her patterns and kits. For a limited time, you can get her patterns and kits for 50% off! You heard me right, 50 PERCENT! How great is that? The sale runs until midnight August 20th, so hurry and stock up. This is a great way to get ahead on gift making for the holidays.

You can see all her patterns in her shop HERE. 

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I absolutely love the idea of cross stitch on clothing.  Stitching a design is a perfect way to add embellishments or repair that favorite outfit. DMC USA created this Heart on a Chain pattern that is just a perfect addition for your Read More ...

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I absolutely love the idea of cross stitch on clothing.  Stitching a design is a perfect way to add embellishments or repair that favorite outfit. DMC USA created this Heart on a Chain pattern that is just a perfect addition for your sweater or shirt. I think it would also look great stitched down the side of jeans, like it is coming out of your pocket. The pattern calls for water soluble canvas, which if you haven’t tried before, do so now! It is a great tool. You stitch on the canvas and then run it under water and the canvas disappears but the stitches are still there. It is so much easier than Waste Canvas.

Directions on how to use the canvas and the pattern can be found HERE. 

 

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