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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Because they post short blogs providing links to all those great craft sites we know and love, Google sees them as spam. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I see colors: Peacock Feathers

I started out with a forest in mind: very dark mahogany (DMC 300) with very dark turquoise (DMC3809). But once it was stitched, rather than leaves, I saw peacock feathers. So I added a flourish with royal blue (DMC 797) and French knots of very dark shell pink (DMC 208). I am very happy with the results.

I intended to make a diamond ornament, but stitched the margin too close to the design. Thus the ragged edge.

I think it will look amazing in reds, oranges and yellows. Next time.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I See Colors!

If you frequent my blog, you know I see patterns in black and white. I normally stitch them in black and white (or monotone), too. 

But this one's different.

As I was crafting the pattern, I saw orange flames one minute; verdant green forests the next. I saw rainbows, pastels, and jewel tones. I think this is one of my favorite patterns and I can't wait to stitch it myself.  

Oh, that's another thing; I normally stitch all my patterns before sharing them with you. But I couldn't wait with this pretty chart. So pick your colors and have some fun! Click on the pattern to save the jPeg.

And when you're done, SEND PICS!