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New York, United States
I’m in my mid-ish 30’s (excuse me while I sob uncontrollably). I love coffee, cross stitching, reading, gardening and travel. I hope to pass along some patterns and pick a few up along the way.
Some of the pics below have links embedded in their titles. Just click a title to go to the web site to find patterns (or see Labels on the right) You can also click on a picture to enlarge it.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I wish you all a safe and happy New Year

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays To All

Monday, December 22, 2008

Reindeer ornament

Here is the final ornament for the year. Click the title for the link to the pattern , I used 30321 and E3821 DMC on 28 count evenweave. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Prairie Schooler 98 Santa

So I am in a mad dash to get this done, it's the 1998 Santa by Prairie Schooler. I think it will make a perfect ornament, I'm making it for Eve and the kids.

And here is the after. I over stuffed it with balsam fir shavings, so that if she doesn't want it on the tree, she can use it in the car as an air freshener.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


This is a lovely little french pattern, that I think will make a wonderful ornament. It's stitched on 28 count evenweave with 1 over 1 for most of it, some of the needles are 2 over 1. Click title for the link to the pattern.


This is a stocking that I thought I would add to the Christmas tree, it's 18 count aida 2 over 1.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

St. Nick

I have finished another Prairie Schooler, St. Nick. It's on 14 count Aida, and was a PS freebie. They nolonger have it posted on the site, so I'll post a copy below - enjoy!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Two By Two

I think the Prairie Schooler has some of my favorite patterns, they have the best colors and subjects. I think I am going to use several to create my tree hanging. I stitched this on 14 count beige aida.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Flight of the Fairy Reindeer

This is a cute freebie that I picked up (click on title for link to pattern). I love the look of the little reindeer, they are all screwy! I stitched this on 14 count blue aida. Well, I'm on to more Christmas patterns for the tree...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sapin de Noël

I’ve just now begun my Christmas stitching, I stitched this on 28 count linen. I am hoping to get enough done before Christmas that I can assemble them into a tree shape. Click on the title for the pattern.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Enjoy Fall

This is one of my favorite parks. If you are ever in the New Paltz NY area, you owe it to yourself to pay Minnewaska a visit.

Friday, November 7, 2008


I recently joined the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and the December project is to make two mitten ornaments, one to keep and one to give away. This is the first ornament that I’ve made, and I think it looks good for a first attempt. I will hopefully have worked out all of the kinks when I make the second one. The patterns are from The Prairie Schooler Twelve Days of Christmas series.

I decided to put the Two Turtle Doves on the back. I added a small satchel inside with some balsam sticks, and I am craving winter now. I added a small patch of velcro to keep the balsam inside.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trick Or Treat Lane

Trick or Treat Lane by Nordic Needle has one of the best ghost patterns, I think they are really funny. I have fallen shamefully behind in my stitching, and it looks like this will be it for my Halloween projects. Ah well, on to Christmas.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I fear that I've gone too far with poor Franco

Monday, October 13, 2008

It's almost that time... We had some turkeys visit the other day, no toms in sight though.

Friday, October 10, 2008

1 Corinthians 13:1:13

I stitched this upon request for my mother. It's a bad shot, but I found a lovely border that has since become one of my favorites. I used red berries on top and blue on bottom. I'll have to try to get a better shot of it. I will also try to remember to scan and post the pattern for this boarder.

Willow Tree Inn

I don't know why I can't leave well enough alone, I changed the "Willow Tree Inn" pattern a little. I stitched it on 14 ct aida and changed a few of the colors and omited a few things (like the J from the alphabet, in keeping w/the time period). I bought the pattern from Criss Cross Row.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bird of Paradise

Here is a freebie, the pattern for the Bird of Paradise. I am not sure if I sent it properly to Terry, so here it is.

Pumpkin House

I think this is a perfect little pattern for the beginning of fall. I stitched this on 14 count Aida and am considering putting it on the side of a canvas tote bag.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Four Fat Friends

This is a cute freebie pattern from The Drawn Thread called "Four Fat Friends". They Call for Weeks Dye Works colors, and I only have DMC floss, so I used 3031 for the bark, 3362 for the leaves, 3857 for the birds bellies and 926 for their back feathers (two ply for all on 14 count aida, and 310 black for their beaks and legs).

Friday, September 19, 2008


Bird of Paradise

This is such a lovely pattern, I got it from a book in the local library. I should take a picture with the digital camera. I seem to be on a bird kick. This is done on 28 ct linen, as are most of the pieces I've stitched.

Ukrainian Peacocks

I took many liberties with this pattern, (click title for a link to the pattern). I think that I will stitch three to five more motifs next to/below this one to make a panel, I think that will be pretty.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Here are some freebies that I made into bookmarks.

DMC booklet pattern

This pattern came from the DMC linen embroidery floss Naturals of DMC booklet. I love the way it came out, I changed the pink vase into a grey pitcher. I have attached a link to the DMC freebie page into this post's title.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Kristi got this one, I think the water took the longest to stitch.

Chinese Prunus

I think this is such a lovely pattern. I got it at Stitch Alley.


I stitched this Fairy for my niece Erica, and doubt that I'll ever do another! It was so involved and I can’t count the number of times I had to pull it apart to correct a miss count.

Yeats Poem

I used part of a Yeats poem for this piece that I made for my niece Erica. Bubby (Dr. C Breuer) first used this section of the poem for a beautiful stitching she made for her borther (my best friend) Jeremy.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Halloween 07

I got this pattern (though I changed it a little) from BH&G Cross Stitch & Country Crafts magazine from the Sep/Oct. 94 issue. It's a Susan Banker design titled "Ghostly Greetings”. My sister sent me a ton of free cross stitch magazines and paraphernalia.

Pooh and Piglet

This is a pattern from the Classic Pooh Bear and Friends site and I made it into a card. I prefer the classic pooh style to the modern version. My sister Vikki picked some prints up of classic Pooh for my sister Eve's children when we were in Paris.

Teddy Bear

This is another pattern from the free goods I received from my sister. It's from the Jan/Feb 88 issue.

In the Meadow

I'm not sure where I got this pattern from, though I know it was a freebie from another site. I love the puffy sheep.

Orange Tree

I think this orange tree is so pretty. I'm still not happy with the color of the pot, and have changed it several times.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I'm afraid that I can't seem to remember where I got this pattern from, but love the rose.

West Virginia Sampler

I still haven't finished this sampler, I started it while visiting my sister in WV. I bought the pattern from Criss Cross Row (love this site), but have changed the saying to a verse from Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat