Don't have time to stitch yourself a fabric quilt? Well, stitch this beautiful quilt block, filled with original blackwork fills. This beautiful quilt sampler showcases DMC Color Variations threads. Stitched on black fabric, these threads pop right out at you. Model stitcher: Kay Jones Walkin' - NBB-2601 Part...

I have designed some cross stitch, and A Covenant Promised was the first one I released.  It pulls together my Christian faith, along with gorgeous quilt blocks.  It pulled together lots if Biblically inspired quilt blocks, to tell of the covenant that God made with...

 This design launched the Saying it with Blackwork series of designs.  I have played around with so many varieties of alphabets and blackwork, so I based a whole series off of it.  I mean, who doesn't need to customize a project for someone, so therefore...

The Garden Traditions series continues, this time inspired by yet another Virginia garden plantation.  This time, the garden layout was inspired by everything growing in the kitchen garden,  giving me lots of narrow "plots" to work with.  The architecture around the gardens inspired the border,...

Well, this is another design in the A Blackwork Christmas series, and it's another beauty! Actually, I'm going to tell on myself a little bit.  This design was introduced at the same time as the Christmas Crazy Wreath design.  When designs are introduced, my husband and...

The design of this series entirely came during a period of playing around with various kinds of needlework motifs, and seeing what I got when I mixed them.  The knotwork in these designs, becomes the framework that the blackwork fills go in to.  And beautifully,...

So, what am I going to do with all those blackwork fills?  Some wouldn't work in a stitched design, some are a larger repeat than is available, some - well - I just can't figure out.  Well, I have an answer now - turn them...

Every once and a while, I am reminded that surface decoration has been around for years.   Today was just once such time.  My hubbie and myself visited an exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Treasures of Ancient Egypt:  Sunken Cities.  Oh my goodness,...

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