Banned Books Week is a yearly event usually held on the last week in September to draw attention to censorship and celebrate the freedom to read. Books are challenged, and sometimes banned or removed, every year in schools and libraries, mostly for the same tired reasons of having LGBTQ+ content or other themes "designed to … Continue reading Banned Books Week Pattern
After finishing two small projects I felt pretty ready to move up to something a little larger. So with our daughter, Edie's, first birthday on the horizon I decided that a birth record would be just the thing. I chose this pattern after a bit of searching because it looked like it wouldn't be too … Continue reading Vervaco “Fox on Travel” Pattern Review
Needle minders have definitely become my favorite cross stitch accessory. I can't imagine stitching without them now! It's like having a little friend on your fabric to keep you company while you stitch. And it's much better than setting your needle down somewhere and forgetting where you put it. While you can find a huge … Continue reading DIY Puffy Sticker Needle Minder
Stitching News is an occasional bibliography style post of fun, interesting, and otherwise noteworthy links about cross stitch. 'Stitch Gawd' Emma McKee Talks About Women In Streetwear And Dressing Hip-Hop Stars In Cross-Stitch (Uproxx) Olivia Johnson uses cross stitch to highlight the discrimination women face at work (Creative Boom) Cross stitch by Olivia Johnson Flosstube … Continue reading Stitching News, no. 1
Newspaper photo of LeeWards craft store When I first learned to cross stitch as a kid I went with my mom and dad to various local craft stores on the weekends. Some of them, like LeeWards, aren't around anymore, but I remember them so clearly. The LeeWards that we shopped at was actually in a … Continue reading Grime guards and needle minders, oh my!