Sharing my life and love of cross stitch. Thoughts about this and that.

Monday, April 14, 2014

More Spring Freebies

The Way to Happiness -  BY Les Marottes de Nathalie -  A Norman Vincent Peale quote - in French, English, Spanish, German AND Italian - I think a former mystery SAL. Download the English or other version in 5 separate parts. (90w x 254h - if her count is correct, the dimensions are off a bit - 16ct would be 5.63 x 15.9") Copy the picture, key and thread colors, then paste into Word, etc. DMC equivalent listed. Very Nice. Also see her her other Grilles Gratuities and her Jardin Prive' designs and products.

Ces't Le Printemps - by Madame La Fee - Heart with Bees and Flowers
Fleur de Cerisier  - by Madame La Fee - Cherry blossom. Looks like it would make a lovely hand towel insert.

Check out the other freebies at  Look for "Free Chart" in left column.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Miscellaneous Freebies

Kitties Will Puke ...  True if a bit disgusting project.

DMC Threads - Related DMC blog with 2 new freebies and some cute spring ideas

Plum Pudding Design freebies

Which gives me the opportunity to relate that I had the happy privilege of meeting Connie from Reflections Gallery in Omaha, who model stitches for Plum Pudding, last week when she made a trip to Texas to visit family. We'd emailed and planned to meet at Stitch Niche, shop and have some lunch.  Well, it happened to be a busy Wednesday morning, Kathy had several customers come in who needed personal assistance, so Connie just stepped in with her best needleworker attitude, helped a stitcher select threads for a new project, then assisted a couple who dropped in to "just look around" find what they were looking for .. and then some! :D  I've already finished the Prairie Schooler "Where the Bees Are" and one of the smaller designs, so decided to Add "Rabbit Run" to my sudden need to CROSS STITCH!  It was rather amusing seeing Connie, here on a vacation, step in and go right back to work. She's VERY knowledgeable and a wonderful lady. After spending a lot more time there than anticipated, we headed to El Chico to give her a Tex-Mex fix *both ordering sour cream chicken enchiladas,  me substituting another bean for the rice and her substituting another rice for the beans.  That gave us a chuckle, had a long conversation and discovered we have so much more in common as well, and she insisted on paying for us both. THANK YOU AGAIN, CONNIE!!. Wonderful visit, but what else would one expect meeting a fellow cross-stitcher!  Really hope we can meet up again in the future.  When I can figure out why my scanner insists on saving to .pdf instead of .jpg. I'll post some pics of my recent projects!