Friday, May 30, 2008

Cross Stitch Trees

KonnyKards finished up some cross stitch with beads. Click on the photo for a closeup; they're really nice!

Bank Holiday Musts

The Rutland & Stamford Mercury (UK) has a list of Bank Holiday Musts -activities for the upcoming Monday - including this item: 

"THE craft, Food and Gift Fair ld at Burghley House will give you the chance meet some of the country's finest artists and craftspeople in a demonstration area. Watch glass-blowing, woodcarving, cross stitch and fabric painting. There will be puppet shows and amusements for children, a food hall, falconry, ferret-racing and a make and take marquee. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm and admission is £5, seniors £4.50, children £2. Admission to the house and gardens is extra."

Exchange Update

Sandrajay of Sandra's Cross Stitch Haven posted an update on the exchanges she's been in lately.

Cross Stitch Exhibit Report

Malta Media reports on a cross stitch exhibit hosted by the Stitch in Time club at the Catholic Institute in Floriana. The article also includes contact info for the club itself.

Christopher Bell joins HAED

Christopher Bell at Otherworld Illustrations announced that some of his designs have been turned into cross stitch patterns and are available through Heaven and Earth Designs. 

Women Watching Baseball

The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article about women who love to watch baseball. Among other items that the Phillies are using to promote interest among women, there is a mention of their Stitch n' Pitch, which will be held Aug 5 this year.

"Since then they've added a line of women's shirts and hats and Stitch n'Pitch Night, an evening when needle arts enthusiasts are invited to knit, crochet, embroider or cross-stitch their way through a game with a discounted admission price. This year's Stitch n'Pitch is slated for Aug. 5."

Debbie Draper Designs Joins Yarn Tree

The Yarn Tree announces the addition of another designer to their shop, Debbie Draper Designs

Monday, May 26, 2008

Reversible Cross Stitch

Needlework Tips and Techniques has a tutorial up on how to do reversible cross stitch. I've never seen instructions for that before!

Nine Geeky Cross Stitch Examples

Geek Crafts has nine geek-themed cross stitches. More geek stitchers, please! :)

Itty Bitty Stitching!

msjenmc at Clam Casino's Journal posted a finish of an itty bitty design she stitched.

Central Illinois Summer Activities has a huge list of summer activities in Central Illinois (US) this year, including this item:

"(June) 6-15: National Counted Cross Stitch Show, more than 400 pieces on display, Rockome Gardens near Arcola."

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Some Finished Cross Stitch

April at Cake Makes the World a Better Place finished some cross stitch projects and is showing them off. I love them all!

Designer Blog: Joan Elliott

Here's another designer blog, Joan Elliott of Joan Elliott Design blogs at . Her latest post, Spring Update, talks a bit about two upcoming books and several new designs in various magazines. I was just looking at her "Sea Goddess" design at the bookstore, but I may have to go back for the geisha design in Cross Stitcher. The cats in World of Cross Stitch are pretty cute, too. 

Stitch N' Pitch - St Louis Cardinals

From the Tri-County Journal:

"The St. Louis Cardinals second annual Stitch N' Pitch will take place at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Busch Stadium. Fans can go to baseball game to knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch and embroider, watch the game and sit with friends, family and colleagues, Tickets are $27 and include a goodie bag. $1 for every ticket sold will go to the Needle Arts Mentoring Program (NAMP), an initiative that mentors children in the needle arts. Tickets available through http:.//"