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How I Made a Cross-Stitch Coffee Shop Background by Melissa Vono

In Cross Stitch, DIY Tutorials, Stitch People by Theresa

Hey y’all! I’m a full-time speech-language pathologist working in the public schools currently so only have time to stitch at night (thus my company name, Stitch At Nite) — check me out on Instagram, Facebook , and my website.  I’ve only been doing this a few years, having started by doing small gifts for friends and family. So I was excited (and, …

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DMC Floss Color Inspiration: 922

In Cross Stitch, Lifestyle by LizzyLeave a Comment

The month of November typically encourages people to dive into the deep end of the Fall spirit – pumpkin flavored treats, cozy knit blankets and sweaters, and boots. At my house, we watch our Fall movies: “You’ve Got Mail,” “Dan in Real Life,” and (the recent additions) “About Time,” and “Monsters University.” A perfect complement to these feelings and traditions …

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DMC Floss Color Inspiration: 221

In Cross Stitch, Lifestyle by LizzyLeave a Comment

October is my favorite month of the year. It’s officially Fall, and it’s perfectly in-between with the weather – not too hot and not too cold. “Sweater weather.” My favorite. A little gloomy but mostly invigorating. The “calm before the storm” of November and December. (Also the month of my birthday – but I like to claim that I’m still …

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Three Reasons You Should Be Cross-Stitching

In Cross Stitch by Lizzy3 Comments

I frequently get responses from new folks who sign up for our newsletter, and someone recently sent me an email all about how they’ve loved cross stitching since learning as a young girl and haven’t been able to stop! I love this attitude. It got me thinking about how many people there are out there who love to cross-stitch, yet …

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DMC Floss Color Inspiration: 3860

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DMC Floss Color #3860 has “bewitched me, body and soul” (Pride and Prejudice). In fact, it is this very color that inspired me to do a series on DMC Floss color inspirations. This color, “Cocoa,” is purple, brown, gray, and copper all mixed into one beautiful, sullen, & yet hopeful color. It makes me feel like a rainy, fall day. …

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How to Include Dozens of People in your Stitch People Portrait

In Cross Stitch, Stitch People by Lizzy3 Comments

Stitch People portraits make great gifts. They especially make great gifts for big, family and life events like weddings, marriages and anniversaries. But what do you do when the anniversary you’re commemorating with your portrait is Grandma and Grandpa’s 50th wedding anniversary, and their four or five children all have four or five children of their own!? Allow me to …

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Free Cross-Stitch 101 Guide

In Cross Stitch, DIY Tutorials, Stitch People by Lizzy6 Comments

I remember learning to cross stitch as a young girl. My mother taught me, I think because I wanted to learn it (having seen her do a lot of cross stitching.) My grandmother cross-stitched, too. She made my Christmas stocking and a baby blanket, both of which have cross-stitch work. And her mother cross-stitched – a lovely piece of her’s …

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How to Create a Leopard-Print Pattern

In Cross Stitch, Stitch People by Lizzy1 Comment

Recently I completed a custom portrait in which were a myriad of very specific details requested, including a leopard-print unitard. I’ve also completed portraits including leopard print scarves, leopard print cardigans, and leopard print shoes. So let’s talk about how to create a leopard-print pattern in a Stitch People portrait! When you step back and look at a completed cross-stitch …