Cardinal Snowflake Ornaments from The Victoria Sampler

This beautiful cardinal ornament from The Victoria Sampler includes instructions for two ways to stitch it. Stitch one, stitch both, or stitch a bunch for gifts.

You’ll find the pattern on The Victoria Sampler site here.
Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Cute Elephant and Bird Freebie

Elephant and Bird Cross Stitch Pattern


This cute little pair could be a fun stitch for a nursery, a baby bib, or even just for a fun throw pillow.

Grab the pattern at Craftsy.

Happy Stitching!

Beautiful Birds Using DMC New Colors

Beautiful Birds Pattern Using the New DMC Color Pack


This Beautiful Birds pattern designed by Erik Shipley of Ship’s Manor celebrates the newest color introductions from DMC.

DMC Embroidery Floss Pack, 8.7-Yard, 16-PackColors included are 3880, 3881, 3882, 3883, 3884, 3885, 3886, 3887, 3888, 3889, 3890, 3891, 3892, 3893, 3894, 3895.

Happy Little Bluebird

Happy Little Bluebird Pattern Preview


This cute little guy is available as a free download on

Every time someone says anything about a bluebird, I hear my grandmother’s voice in the back of my mind saying, “If you don’t stop looking so sad, the bluebird of happiness is going to fly by….” and you probably know the rest of that so I’ll just leave it there.

Autumn is Here

This fun little bird on a branch is available as a free pattern download at The Snowflower Diaries, titled Autumn is Here.

Love the fun fall colors. The Snowflower Diaries also has an Etsy shop to check out.

The recommended threads noted were Nina’s Threads and I had never heard of those before, so I went looking for them. I love finding new designers and suppliers with pretty things 🙂
Nina’s Threads website
Nina’s Threads Etsy shop

I’m off to get lost in the rabbit trail that is Etsy… every time I click on something pretty, it gives me more pretty suggestions.