Cross-Stitch Charts, patterns and everything needlepoint 2014-09-18T18:58:43Z http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Tutorial: Wood Plank Cross Stitch]]> http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5674 2014-09-18T18:58:43Z 2014-09-18T18:58:43Z Wood-Plank-Cross-Stitch-FALL-Decor-7Do you decorate for fall? Each season, I dress my house up. I just put all my beachy summer decor away and I’m ready for autumn.  Ashley at Make it and Love it created this clever cross stitch sign for Read More ...

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Wood-Plank-Cross-Stitch-FALL-Decor-7Do you decorate for fall? Each season, I dress my house up. I just put all my beachy summer decor away and I’m ready for autumn.  Ashley at Make it and Love it created this clever cross stitch sign for fall. I love the rustic feel of the cross stitched wood with the pumpkins. This project requires a bit of  skill, but I know you guys are up for the challenge!

You can find the tutorial, with more pictures HERE. 

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Tutorial: Stitching with Lights]]> http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5669 2014-09-16T15:47:39Z 2014-09-16T15:47:39Z rebecca_image6

Have you ever stitched with LED lights before? I have always wanted to try but the process seems a little overwhelming to me.  Sure, I can change a light bulb but adding lights to something I stitched? What if I Read More ...

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Have you ever stitched with LED lights before? I have always wanted to try but the process seems a little overwhelming to me.  Sure, I can change a light bulb but adding lights to something I stitched? What if I mess it up? I’m scared!

I am so glad that Rebecca at Hugs are Fun did this great guest blog post and tutorial for working with LED lights. It is so refreshing that she gave real advice about the entire process.

You can read the post on &Stitches HERE and follow Rebecca’s blog, Hugs are Fun HERE. 

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Freebie: Big Girl]]> http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5665 2014-09-14T14:35:26Z 2014-09-14T14:35:26Z BigGirlPantiesOh my goodness! I have said this way too many times. It is my go to phrase when people need to get it together and press on. Sue Hills Designs created this freebie for the ladies and one for the Read More ...

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BigGirlPantiesOh my goodness! I have said this way too many times. It is my go to phrase when people need to get it together and press on. Sue Hills Designs created this freebie for the ladies and one for the boys, “Put on your big boy shorts and deal with it.” For some reason, I think this would be great for an office cube or maybe a sassy  his and hers wedding present. Is that evil of me?  Anyhoo..,I think I will stitch this up for myself, so I can remember that when the times get tough, I need to put those panties on and deal with it.

You can find this pattern, as well as one for the boys, HERE. 

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unicorn-counted-cross-stitch-pattern1Nothing ties a room together like a cross stitched unicorn. Don’t believe me, look around your room right now. Is it missing something? Chances are you probably said yes and what it is missing it that beautiful unicorn that you Read More ...

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unicorn-counted-cross-stitch-pattern1Nothing ties a room together like a cross stitched unicorn. Don’t believe me, look around your room right now. Is it missing something? Chances are you probably said yes and what it is missing it that beautiful unicorn that you can stitch up right now thanks to Do Small Things with Love. The best part about this pattern, besides being an awesome unicorn, is that you can customize the colors to fit your decor,

You can find the pattern for free HERE. 

 

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Freebie: Halloween Topiary]]> http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5656 2014-09-09T16:34:07Z 2014-09-09T16:34:07Z HalloweenTopiarySo I am a little obsessed with Halloween. Don’t judge.  I can’t help it, I love everything about it. The candy, the pumpkins, scary movies, dressing up. All of it is so much fun! I was very giddy this morning Read More ...

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HalloweenTopiarySo I am a little obsessed with Halloween. Don’t judge.  I can’t help it, I love everything about it. The candy, the pumpkins, scary movies, dressing up. All of it is so much fun! I was very giddy this morning when I found this cute little Halloween Topiary from DMC in my inbox. The ghosts dancing around the topiary is just too cute and the little black cat at the bottom is the icing on the cake.

You can download this new Halloween pattern on DMC’s website HERE. 

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Freebie: Vintage Pattern of Girls Playing]]> http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5648 2014-09-07T16:19:26Z 2014-09-07T16:19:26Z DMCPointdeMarque2_20I think I have located the mother load of vintage cross stitch patterns. I found the site gancedo.eu  and squealed with delight at all of the vintage cross stitch and embroidery patterns. The majority of them are from 1910-1940, are Read More ...

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DMCPointdeMarque2_20I think I have located the mother load of vintage cross stitch patterns. I found the site gancedo.eu  and squealed with delight at all of the vintage cross stitch and embroidery patterns. The majority of them are from 1910-1940, are scanned and offered up by the Antique Pattern Library  All of the patterns are public domain and the library is a nonprofit, so if a little donation is always welcomed.

You can download the pattern HERE. 

 

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Freebie: Family]]> http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5644 2014-09-05T15:00:51Z 2014-09-05T15:00:51Z pic-they-are-your-familyI am a firm believer that family can come from anywhere. You don’t have to be related by blood to have family in your life. They are the people who stick by you when times are rough and the chips Read More ...

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pic-they-are-your-familyI am a firm believer that family can come from anywhere. You don’t have to be related by blood to have family in your life. They are the people who stick by you when times are rough and the chips are down. They are the people who pick you up, dust you off and allow you to walk again. This quote by Jim Butcher fits my life and family perfectly. Embroiderbee’s Primary Hive created this quote along with a border to remind us all of what family really is.

You can find the pattern HERE. 

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Halloween Mystery SAL]]> http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5640 2014-09-02T23:45:27Z 2014-09-02T23:45:27Z il_570xN.614365924_gboq

Have you ever participated in an SAL (Stitch Along)? They can be a bit risky if you don’t get to see the whole pattern, but they are also a ton of fun. The Primitive Hare is well known for her Read More ...

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Have you ever participated in an SAL (Stitch Along)? They can be a bit risky if you don’t get to see the whole pattern, but they are also a ton of fun. The Primitive Hare is well known for her amazing patterns and this stitch along is no exception. The title of the stitch along is Early Witches and after seeing the beginning of the pattern, I am blown away. It is eerie yet beautiful. The pattern is divided into 3 parts. The first part has already been sent out, but you can catch up and can work at your own pace.

You can purchase the pattern HERE. 

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Inspiration: Game of Thrones]]> http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5636 2014-08-31T15:33:27Z 2014-08-31T15:33:27Z 221331_04Jul14_MapDo you watch the show Game of Thrones? Have you read the books? So many people I know are obsessed with them.  RandomGenerated on Craftster.org created this amazing Game of Thrones Map of Westeros with House Sigils.  She has designs Read More ...

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221331_04Jul14_MapDo you watch the show Game of Thrones? Have you read the books? So many people I know are obsessed with them.  RandomGenerated on Craftster.org created this amazing Game of Thrones Map of Westeros with House Sigils.  She has designs for other houses but didn’t want to overwhelm the piece, so hopefully we will be seeing a second part. She was inspired by a cross stitch she did of Scotland a few years ago. What makes this even more impressive is that she got the placement of the houses from the credits of the show.

You can read more about this piece HERE. 

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Freebie: Almost Fall]]> http://cross-stitch.craftgossip.com/?p=5629 2014-08-28T18:10:41Z 2014-08-28T18:10:41Z 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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