Category: Counted

Swirling Pin Wheels

Swirling Pin Wheels
The Swirling Pin Wheels design is a counted Hardanger and Rhodes stitch needlework embroidery available in printed and Kindle formats. Over the past winter children from our town’s day care center stuck red and blue pin wheels along the edge… Read more

Citrus Pomegranates, Bargello Needlework Design

Citrus Pomegranates, Bargello needlework
Citrus Pomegranates design is a Bargello needlework embroidery presented within a 60-plus page booklet available in printed and Kindle formats. The pomegranate shapes, a classic Bargello pattern, are worked in the bright colors of citrus fruit and the dark cobalt… Read more



Crossed Wing Colletion, Chickadee No2.

First time in a while that I totally just chilled out and had fun with an embroidery pattern. I just finished three, what I consider intense pieces (the two panels within my silk ribbon floral … Read more

Christmas on the beach

Christmas on the beach

I started working on this design last fall in hopes of completing it by December, in time to give the finished worked design to my sister as a Christmas gift. Missed that by several months, but I did finish (success!). … Read more

Hardanger with Tulips, a needlework design

HwT Finished no openwork center
Hardanger with Tulips design is a counted needlework embroidery presented within a 50-plus page booklet available in printed and Kindle formats. Two variations of the design is offered. The one variation has no openwork and the other incorporates openwork areas… Read more

Summer Bouquet

Summer Bouquet

Project finished November 2014.

This little guy is what started me thinking about adding finished stitched pieces to box lids. This is a Stoney Creek (June 2007) design called Summer Bouquet. It is a 52w by 35h design worked on … Read more

Winter Sleds

House, sled

These are a Foxwood Crossings design called Snow Country Sleds.

I worked this on a 14 Count Navy Aida Fabric then adhered (using double side tape) onto the wooden/metal sleds. Design suggested to work on perforated paper but I prefer … Read more

Glass Case with zipper


This is my first counted cross stitch project. Stitched decades ago and never used as a glass case. Once finished, I quickly realized this would make a great way to care my unused stitching needles.

The finished piece has a … Read more

Snowman, Carolyn Manning Design


I wanted a cute snow person to be the greeter on our front door.

I found this cross stitched pattern on The pattern is Carolyn Manning Designs – Snowball of the Month – May.

The star for top of … Read more



I utilized a bit of a Northern Pine Design called Snowflake to create this white and silver piece.

It is about 4.5 inches square, shown here in a coal black double mat.

Worked on a 18 count black mono fabric … Read more