Choosing a hoop for your cross stitch project can be confusing. There are so many options! And if you end up with multiple works in progress (spoiler alert: you will!) then it's a pretty safe bet that you'll also want to try the different kinds of hoops that you see hanging in the store or … Continue reading One hoop to rule them all?
Early voting is happening in many states, and Election Day is fast approaching on November 3rd in the United States. If you haven't voted already I hope you'll start making a plan to vote on election day. Many states also have new options like drive up voting to make things safer during the pandemic. Go … Continue reading I Voted Mini Pattern and Project
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