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Embroiderbee’s Irish Coffee 2012 ~ Freebie

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! 

  Happy Stitching!



Embroiderbee Freebie ~ Apple Seed Counting Sampler

   A rhyme from childhood put into sampler form.  This free sampler is under my copyright and for your personal, non-commercial stitching pleasure only.   We used to count the seeds of almost every apple we ate as kids! 

Happy Stitching!


PS  Apple Seed is 6  1/8 ”  X  15  1/8 ”  on 16 ct material

Freebie ~ Dora’s Sampler

   First of February Freebie for a beginning stitcher, or any stitcher who would like a tiny sampler to stitch.  Dora’s Sampler measures only  2  5/8″  X  6  5/8″  on 14 ct material.  Great for using lovely left-over silks and flosses!  Best of luck to Dora as she starts cross stitching!

Happy Stitching!


Pastel Heart Sampler for January


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. 

Happy Stitching!








    Some  more thoughts on color: Sullivan”s Cyclamen Pink 45402 and White.    

Welcome Sampler Freebie

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.

Freebie Sampler ~ True Blue: Forget Me Not


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                                                                                          



Happy Hanukkah & Merry Christmas 2011 ~ DECEMBER FREEBIE SAMPLER

The happiest of holy days and holidays to all stitchers!  This design is released under my copyright for your personal stitching pleasure only …  and not for any commercial use.  


And a few other color options!           

The Start of Amazing in Aqua

Love the fabric which is 28 ct Star Sapphire linen.  Yummm!  This sampler will go in DH’s office because of its colors. 

   I’ll post pics  as I stitch along.  I’ve dropped most other projects to finish this by Christmas.

November 2011 Sampler Freebie

1st Half of November 2011 Sampler

2nd Part of November 2011 Sampler

3rd and Last Part of November 2011 Sampler

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.

OOPS!! This goes between parts 1 & 2

Freebie ~ Homage to Guatemala

  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.

Happy Stitching!


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