Category Archives: band sampler
I adore the smell and taste of coffee! This pattern celebrates Irish Coffee and St. Patrick’s Day with its green and brown colors and subtle four-leaf clovers. There are several special stitches, and it measures 6 1/4″ X 15 1/2″ on 16 ct fabric. Irish Coffee is under my copyright and released for your personal, non-commercial use only.
Thank you to all the lovely stitchers who write to me and comment on my patterns. I love the thought that together we can create heirlooms! I try to respond to comments personally, but time and life sometimes interfere. Just know that I truly appreciate your feedback … it keeps me excited about designing!
I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day with this teeny tiny Pastel Heart Sampler! It will stitch up easily, and is released under my copyright for your personal stitching pleasure only. Since the amounts of floss needed are small, you might use some of your prettiest leftover threads to make a quick present for someone special.
Some more thoughts on color: Sullivan”s Cyclamen Pink 45402 and White.
Happy New 2012 Year!! I’m about to make Giada DeLaurentis’ Panetone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce, so I’m posting this pattern before I start baking. Giada’s wonderful pudding has been our New Year’s dessert since we first tried it. We’ve gone Gluten Free in the last year, so I’ll be making a smaller pudding and a few changes like substituting Vanilla Almond Milk for the whole milk, and Stevia for the sugar. I’ll also add in more dried fruit and a handful of small bittersweet chocolate pieces. Here’s a link to her recipe:
This small Welcome Sampler pattern is released under my copyright, and for your personal, non-commercial use only.
Happy Stitching and the happiest of New Years!
Some recipes are much better in the original! This is one of them. The Almond Milk and Stevia were tasty, but overall this scrumptious pudding was dry. Next time I make it I’ll stick to the recipe and take an extra dose of my Ultimate Lectin Defense by True Health.
This is a sampler that I designed for myself in 2009. It contains many of my favorite motifs, and is being released for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can easily personalize it with your initials and some of your own favorite motifs. There are several special stitches included!
Below I’ve provided conversion links to:
Sullivan Floss & Hand Dyed Fibers ~ Silks
MERRY CHRISTMAS ~ HAPPY STITCHING !!!
Today’s Freebie was designed on PCStitch 10. I like it, but I still prefer PatternMaker Pro for ease of use and stability. I’ve used just about every program available, but I still prefer Pattern maker Pro to anything else. I had to post the pattern picture in
three four segments to post it on the blog. I couldn’t use my usual program to take a picture of the pattern in one piece. Sorry! The entire pattern is in the Shared Files Box at the side of the blog. I’m still getting used to PCStitch 10’s capabilities, but it’s does not seem to be as intuitively easy to use as Pattern Maker Pro. I especially miss the hand drawn select option which is wonderful. Also PMP rarely ever crashes. PCS10 has already crashed twice on me 😦 I also really miss the nice delineation of the specialty stitches PMP provides.
Anyway, the pattern is free for your personal use only, and not to be used commercially in any way. Let me know what you think of the PCStitch pattern style compared to my usual Pattern Maker Pro pattern style , … and Happy Stitching!
PS At the bottom is the part of the design that goes between Part One and Part Two. I finally got a picture of the entire pattern as you can see at right. Actually the pattern pieces can be arranged to suit yourself. The entire pattern in the Shared Files Box is correct.
This freebie is released under my copyright, and for your personal stitching pleasure only. It is not released for any commercial use. Guatemalan embroiderers produce beautifully happy textiles that I never tire of looking at. The name band at the bottom can be eliminated or personalized to suit the stitcher.