Happy New Year!

Well, I’m a little bit late with the New Year wishes (at least it’s still January) but I do wish everyone much health and happiness in 2017!

To get the year off to a good start, I am offering a free cross-stitch pattern! img_4714I whipped up this pin cushion to sit by my chair in my studio. I am forever losing my needles, whether they are my¬†sewing, stitching or yarn needles. I thought a cute pin cushion was just what I needed. So I sat down and came up with this design. I love antique samplers and so I chose a motif that I loved. I just adore this little cushion and it makes me smile whenever I look at it. Feel free to change the colors to match your decor or change up the finishing. You don’t have to make a pin cushion.¬†Sampler Flower Pin Cushion pdf file for download.

I have also been busy making up new stitch markers. Besides my Etsy shop, you can find my stitch markers at Stitching Memories in Portage, MI. I am hoping to have more shops carry them in the img_4732future. Keep an eye on this blog or my Facebook page for updates.

One last bit of news, I have been working on a logo. I just haven’t been happy with anything I have come up with in the past so I am trying again. I think I may have finally some up with something that will work for me in the long run. At least I hope it will. Let me know what you think.

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Never stop creating!

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Uptown Girl

It has been awhile. In fact, it has been longer than I would have liked. But it has finally happened. I have released a brand new pattern! (I hope you were sitting down. Guess I should have warned you.)

So without further ado, I give you the Uptown Girl Socks.

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I really enjoyed designing these socks. They are knit from the cuff down and feature a pretty twisted rib on the cuff. A lace panel works its way down the side of the sock and continues down the foot. There are a definite right and left sock. My favorite heel, the Band Heel, is featured. The pattern is presented in written directions. It requires around 420 yds of a fingering weight yarn (more if your shoe size is women’s 10 or above) and a US size 2 needle. They can be worked using magic loop, two circulars or dpn’s.

If you leave me a comment letting me know how you like the design, I will email you a coupon code for 40% off the retail price of $6.00. (Offer good through July 31, 2016.)

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