Bundle of Joy

I always love celebrating with my friends when something amazing happens to them and this is no exception: my awesome friend Mollie Johanson has written a cross-stitch book! YAY!! The book is called Cross Stitch Celebrations: Bundle of Joy! and let me tell you, it's a bundle of joy to look at. I mean come... Continue Reading →

(Xbox) Live, Laugh, Love

It started with this: It ended with this: The wordplay off of "Xbox Live" was just too tempting for someone like me to pass up, so off I went to create a pattern. It's fairly straightforward and quick; I had given myself the weekend to finish the project. Even if you are new to cross-stitching,... Continue Reading →

Geek the Halls

Years ago, back in 2015, I made a trio of geeky ornaments. Years ago, I didn't know how to save my patterns as pdfs. (Tragic.) But that has all changed, my friends. I present to you three geeky ornaments for your crafting pleasure: a Triforce Tree, Santa Traveler, and Santa Chief. I only attached the... Continue Reading →

Three times the candy, er, emblems

Destiny 2 is having their annual Festival of the Lost event right now which means it's time for emblems! The three emblems available are Bump in the Night, Beheaded Home by @mckennakelpie, and Hollow Sleep. And now you can stitch them up while you're waiting to load into the Haunted Sectors to see what Glint... Continue Reading →

Stitch or Treat: 2021

I decided it was well past due to do an update on this tutorial. I even made one of those trendy reels which you can find here. So, you want to stitch a pumpkin? I don't blame you, it's a excellent way to keep your pumpkin year after year and celebrate the fiber arts. 1.... Continue Reading →

Feeling a little tension

Over the years, I have many questions from fellow stitchers wondering how I get my stitches to look so puffy. Do I railroad my stitches? (No.) Do I use a laying tool? (Nope.) Do I use magic? (Alas, no.) The only trick I have is paying attention to the tension I use when I'm stitching.... Continue Reading →

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