Hey everyone! Guess who had had enough free evenings (four, to be exact) to finish a tiny project for Valentine’s day? That’s me! Since my little boy decided to go to bed really early, at 6 pm (and to wake at 5 am, but that is another story), I finally have some time to spend on stuff I like 🙂 Luckily that small design doesn’t need much.
The pattern can be found in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/261506853/ . Be sure to use the coupon listed in shop’s description!
The colors are off, though, I could not find my stash because of moving from one flat to another, and just grabbed the available colors.
The stitching is mounted in a little wooden hoop.
Hope you were not troubled to much with my absence? Being utterly and completely pregnant, I had spent some months feeeling morning sickness just by looking at my laptop, set aside opening it 🙂 But hopefully I am through that period now – and back to stitching!
Mother’s Day is advancing on us, and Alexandra asked me to make a custom pattern for her Mom, featuring the phrase, Home is whre Mom is. She sent me a photo of her finished stitching, and it looks great, agree?
I totally love the way it turned out. Alexandra, thank you so much for sharing! 🙂
So if you, by any chance, stitched some of my patterns, don’t hesitate to send a photo – I would really enjoy seeing how they come to life, and sharing the photos with the rest of the world.
What is your next big project after Christmas? Here is a small freebie to stitch for the next big day – the Valentine’s day!
Simple heart with a floral motif
This little design can also be used for hama/perler beads 🙂
An extremely simple design of a Christmas tree – and free for download! Can be used to make a greetings card 🙂
Pattern size: 29w X 54h stitches, 3 colors
Approx. size on Aida #14 — 5.3 X 9.8 cm / 2.1 ” x 3.9 ”
! Download Very simple Christmas tree free cross stitch pattern in PDF
Enjoy! And remember to tag me in Twitter / Instagram when you finish your stitching 🙂
Gradually moving forward with the runic alphabet. With today’s Eihwaz done, I have only three runes to go: Sowilo, Ingwaz, and Dagaz. That means that all other runes are already made and can be found in the blog archives!
Anyway, the today’s rune is Eihwaz, and it can be downloaded for free!
Eihwaz rune free cross stitch pattern
Happy stitching! Continue reading “Rune Eihwaz free pattern”
OK, the project is not finished yet, because the idea is to make a postcard. But the stitching is complete, and looks like this:
Right now I understand that I should have placed something on the photos for size reference. The actual stitching is very small, about 9 cm in height (3.5 ”) and 8 in length (3.2 ”).
For my next step I have to find a postcard blank and mount the stitching in. Hopefully the result will be as pretty as I imagine it 🙂
Today’s free pattern is a simple folk-style flower that is adapted from a vintage painting that I found on Pinterest. The size of the pattern makes it great to use for a 10 x 15 cm postcard (4 ” x 6 ”).
Folk-style primitive flower
Download free primitive folk flower pattern in PDF
Size: 37w X 72h Stitches
Size: 6.71w X 13.06h cm on Aida #14 (approx 2.8 ” x 5 ”)
I loved that flower so much, that instantly srated incorporating it into a bigger sampler design 🙂
Enjoy your stitching!
A little update on my progress with the trees project, that I started after returning from Singapore. I love miniature patterns! A day or two, maybe a week of work, and you already have something to show:
As you can see, I finished the oak part (top left), and moving fast onward with three other trees (top to bottom: apple, juniper, willow). The cross stitching here is no problem at all, but there also is a lot of back-stitching, which is much complex. Well, I designed this pattern and thus brought this onto myself 🙂
The next big idea I have is to make a postcard out of this project. But I have never tried making cross stitch postcards before. Do you know any good tutorials on how to do it?
Remember, I promised to complete the whole runic series by the end of summer? I hope you don’t remember that vow, because I’m seriously out of schedule with six more runes to go, and the summer is almost over. But still, as I just wrote, only six more runes to go: that means that 18 runes are adapted into patterns already, and that’s a lot!
Today I made (very true to season!) Jera rune.
Jera rune cross stitch pattern
Free for a limited time only – until Jan, 2020
Jera literally means “year” and “harvest”. In a more symbolic way it is a rune of success, of good and fruitful season coming to your life. It signifies a time to reap what you sow, and sometimes – a point where you should make that one last effort to reach your goal and achieve your prize. But enjoying your harvest, remember to plant seeds for the new spring: Jera teaches us future planning and time management.
Continue reading “Jera rune (the harvest) cross stitch pattern”
While most of the sources I check to know the meaning of runes rarely agree with each other (it is very funny how websites in English and websites in Russian write very differently about the same runes), all of these sources agree that Wunjo is the rune of happiness and joy. So I hope you will find joy in stitching it!
Rune Wunjo cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36 x 49 stitches
Free for a limited time only – until March 2020
Happy stitching! Continue reading “Rune Wunjo cross stitch pattern”