WhiMusical Stitcheries

When I list my favorite Cross Stitch Designers (it’s not really supposed to be in caps, but that’s the way it is in my head because they are so important), Tracy Horner of Ink Circles is high on my list. I love her mandala designs, her fun western characters, and her smaller pieces. Recently she began a series based on musical clefs.

Tracy Horner Ink CirclesI was happy to notice that her latest – Alto Gether Now – is now available. The design joins Here Comes Treble and First Bass. Don’t you just love the names of the designs?

Tracy offers her designs through her Ink Circles site, but she gives you time to check your LNS (local needlecraft shop) first, so if you are like me and don’t have one (sob!) then check out your favorite online shop – I am partial to 123stitch because they offer the chart bundled with the floss you need – one handy click and I have all I need. Of course, I clicked on a few extra things too – like Tracy’s Four Seasonal Mandalas which is also new.

Tell us about your favorite designer(s) in the comments section.  I’d love to feature them here.


  1. Jen says

    Brooke Nolan of Brooke’s Books. She is a wonderful artist with great designs. Her site has a generous selection of freebies too!

  2. Irene M. says

    It’s all your fault! LOL I just bought the musical patterns yesterday and I would have purchased the seasonal mandalas if I hadn’t run out of money. Now they’re at the top of my list of things to stitch (along with a couple hundred other things). Shame on you, shame on me. :-)

  3. Sara B. says

    I love the musical patterns. I’m thinking that I can stitch them up and always hang them in the choir room at church if I can’t find a place at home. I to love Ink Circles. I just recently discovered Tracy’s designs when I finally found a sampler to do for my grandparent’s 50th anniversary (March 2013 – had to give myself plenty of time to work this 300 x 380 piece). I’m heading over to her site right now to get some new projects. You are dangerous Connie! lol

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