Monday, January 19, 2015

Seasons of Love

I see that this is my 100th blog post. I really never expected it to last this long. I figured I'd get bored or busy with other things...

I did get busy with other things, but when it comes to needlework, the passion still burns bright. My posts are few and far between, as are the designs I so love to make and share, but when things are just right, my heart tells my mind what to draw, what to stitch, what to share.

Today, I share Seasons of Love:

Seasons of Love

To the 160,000+ visitors to my blog, I say, thank you. Thank you for your interest, thank you for enjoying the patterns, thank you for sharing me on your Pinterest walls. Thank you for sharing all the incredible needle art on your Pinterest walls. You are inspiration and joy. I love you all.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Litany Against Fear Pattern

I constructed a pattern for a friend a few years back; it was a sampler of "Litany Against Fear" from the Dune books. It was a gift, and the text pattern was copyrighted for personal use only, so I have never offered it to the general public.

But every once in a while, someone will write and ask for the pattern. The most recent request was from Ivy.
She asked for the border and House Atrediedes crest. Thanks, Ivy, for the suggestion. Here's the border detail:

Just click on the image and save to your computer. 

Happy stitching!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Floral Border

Here's a little something new. It has been ages since I did any design work, but I recently found this rattling around in my brain. It's a nice floral border pattern. That's right; it's asymmetrical! I really enjoyed creating this one and used it for a small sampler. I can't give you the layout for the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, as it is a copyrighted font from PCStitch, but it's such a versatile border, I'm sure you'll find a number of ways to use these whimsical vines.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thanks for the photos!

I got two very special emails recently. 

Elaine Sweet sent photos of cards she had made from Wyrdbyrd Designs. I love the bead work!

Michelene Gublin used one of the same patterns to fashion an ornament. The bell is charming!

Thank you, Ladies, for your incredible ideas and for sharing the finished products! 

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Hello, my dears! Just dropping in to share a new pattern: Doily.  Enjoy!

Doily is a fun pattern that can be made more dramatic with fill stitches.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 needs your help!

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