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September 12, 2019
Halloween Crazy Quilting from Kitty and Me Designs

I don't have any new stitching to share with you but I thought you'd like to see a few of the Halloween Crazy Quilt projects that I made a few years ago:


I made this for my cousin awhile back.  She loves Halloween!!

I did not design the cross stitch cat.  I believe the designer is Prairie Schooler.  I stitched the piece and then appliqued it onto the block use fusible web.  I topped stitched it too so that it stayed in place.  Then I added the trim by hand.

the glittery ruffle in the top right corner ...

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Penguin Progress from Quilt Paint Create

I’m traveling again this week, which means hand work only. I could have brought my sewing machine, but that is often more bother than it’s worth.
The hand work project needed attention anyway. I added to the penguin on the far right and started the frame.
penguins91119I would have liked to start the outline stitching but didn’t bring the pattern book. Four different thread colors are used to outline, and they all looked the same on the black and white copy of the pattern.
Guess that’s a task for another day.
I’m looking forward to ...

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September 11, 2019
Another - Look What You Can Do! from Kitty and Me Designs

Small cross stitch patterns are perfect for crazy quilting! 


I can't wait to do more of these!!

The patterns are in my Etsy store!

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September 10, 2019
New Releases Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns from Kitty and Me Designs

Halloween is one of my favorite little holidays!  I love cute little pumpkins, ghosts, witches and spiders!  And then there's the black cats, sunflowers and colorful leaves!!

I've been designing and these are what I've come up with:




Which one is your favorite?

All are available in my Etsy store!!!

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September 9, 2019
Paradise No Longer from Canadian Needle Nana

A decidedly chilly air this morning made me glad I'd shrugged on my jacket as I was leaving the basement. Especially dark along the path through the fir trees.  All the talk of hurricanes happening far away make me think twice about further bemoaning the end of our lovely August weather. I hold that thought as I'm shivering in the breeze over the pond. The weather is turning more drastic it seems. Many of these places that seemed like paradise to us here in Canada, no longer appear as wonderful.  The scenes of devastation are so grim and ...

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September 7, 2019
Look What You Can Do!! from Kitty and Me Designs

Look what you can do with these little cross stitch designs:


Small cross stitch patterns are perfect for crazy quilting!  Stitch the designs on 14 count Aida and sew it into your block during the foundation piecing process.  Or, piece your block and applique it on!  Either way, you'll have a beautiful, unique and fun project to stitch!

http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

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September 6, 2019
hugs not thugs from Charm About You


Gathering together to sew in company is really quite special. It can be lonely and a bit boring sometimes sewing at home by yourself. While that quiet time is still vital for my sanity, recently I have been much more open to getting out and taking part in sewing groups. Partly because I have more time in the evening now, also my anxiety is manageable, it feels nice to be sociable and join in. Also real life is better. 
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September 5, 2019
The September 2019 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

Fall is in the air here in Northwest Ohio. The days are shorter and the nights are cooler. Soon we’ll spend a lot more time inside rather than outside. A lot more sewing happens here in the fall and winter.
I finished two projects in August, the 30s quilt and the acorn runner.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, and creative play/design. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories as my interests change.
Something Old – I planned to put the 9 patch ...

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September 2, 2019
Ottawa Views, Last of the Lilies, Free Patterns from Canadian Needle Nana

 Ottawa itself is known for its green spaces and we are surrounded by farmland here a little outside the city. Our drives in any direction take us through fields of crops and grazing animals. Recently I tested my new camera for action photos and took these as we were driving.

I love that there are still small farms where you can stop in for eggs or locally raised meat.
The corn is getting high.
  Something so calm and peaceful feeling about the sight of farm houses with the barns and silos.
Coming here from somewhere coastal where it's all ...

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August 27, 2019
Small Cross Stitch Motifs For Every Occasion from Kitty and Me Designs

If you're looking to use up some of those small scraps of cross stitch fabric, these little designs are perfect!   Every occasion is covered!!  Use these for ornaments, gift tags, magnets, greeting cards, crazy quilting, bookmarks and more!  Quick to stitch!!  Available at Etsy!  Printed pattern leaflets and PDF instant downloads!








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August 25, 2019
Retiring Sun from Canadian Needle Nana

It is the last Sunday of August and I'm feeling a little bit sad about that. With the children soon back to school, it is summer ending.  We in Canada adore our summers.
 But it is perhaps the best growing season I've ever shared in and it has revived an old thought of mine that I would like to own a farm. No not one of those mega farms with mile long barns, just a little one with chickens and a small vegetable garden. An old dream of mine. I must renew this talk with Hubby.

 Recently I ...

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August 20, 2019
Been a while..... from frog cottage designs




We have a new look and direction...although patchwork and quilting is still on my list of addictions...Ive added another...CROSS STITCH...
My partner in crime Miss Khrissy introduced me to FLOSS TUBE on YouTube in June....I love watching Priscilla and Chelsea of The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch...there are a few others I watch but I love their banter and of course the patterns they stitch... I spent a long time trying to find patterns and hand dyed threads  here in Australia which was limited and the postage costs from America well lets say its %$#! ... so ...

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August 18, 2019
This Is Saturday! from Quilting My Way

I actually slept through the night, with one exception - Sophie decided at 12:35 am that she needed a little TLC. So, she climbed up on me, put her head on my elbow and then reached out to my hand. So, I ended up petting her till she was happy to leave.

I got back to sleep to wake up before Patrick. Then played a few games. Sophie slept on the couch, till I was ready to go work on my beading. Then she wanted her TLC. So there was another hour of giving her some TLC.

Once all that ...

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August 12, 2019
Actually Enjoyed The Day from Quilting My Way

Today I slept in. I was shocked at how late it was when I got up. Patrick actually got up before me by about 15 mins.

I got some laundry going - and forgot about it - but I'm still working on it. It's comical here.

Then after playing games, we watched a movie - "2 Fast and 2 Furious." Different then I thought, but not bad. Not a movie I would go see. Not into car movies.

I decided since Patrick wanted to watch a movie, I would work on my cross stitching instead of beading today.


This is the ...

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August 9, 2019
Weekly wrap and the Peacock Party from Wendy's Quilts and More

I feel like I've dabbled in many things this week, and not got very far on any of them.



Two nights ago I pulled out my Gingerbread Retreat Cottage.  I'd really like to get this one finished before Christmas, and then it can join the others on the shelf. I'd already started the brown roof  months ago, but this week I started the front panel. 


I have an embroidered Gingerbread Village that I bring out each Christmas.  The patterns are designed by Thea Dueck of the Victoria Sampler.  You can find plenty more photos and information on ...

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August 2019 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

This is the latest I’ve ever posted The Short List. I’m so late, in fact, the One Monthly Goal link up has closed. A work trip last week really put me off my game. I’ve struggled to get back in the flow ever since.
I finished one project in July, the Gemma tank.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, and creative play/design. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories as my interests change.
Something Old – The 9 patch leader and ...

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August 6, 2019
The Never Ending Sampler Panel 5 Pattern Leaflet from Kitty and Me Designs

For those of you who prefer to stitch from a "whole" pattern, The Never Ending Sampler is now available as a professionally printed pattern leaflet or as an instant digital PDF download:

The Never Ending Sampler Panel 5

Find both in my Etsy store:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

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Happy Camper Cross Stitch Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We can’t wait to get started with this fun new cross stitch pattern by Lori Holt of A Bee in my Bonnet called Happy Camper.

Because we know you’re going to want one of these for your sewing room, Kimberly is starting a 7-week cross stitch along with the Happy Camper pattern on Wednesday, August 14. Every Wednesday from August 14 – September 25, Kimberly will be giving her tips and tricks to making this beginner-friendly cross stitch pattern during her weekly Flosstube. We will also be giving away prizes each week so be sure to read to the ...

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August 3, 2019
Needle Case Goodies from Jo's Country Junction

You all know that Kelli and I are both into cross stitch.  Well when we get into something we’ve been known to go a little overboard.  Not to long ago Kelli was watching some older Flosstube videos with Priscilla and Chelsea.  For those of you don’t know what flosstube is, it’s a Youtube thing.  People make a Youtube video of themselves and talk about their cross stitch.  It’s kind of fun.  You can follow the link above to check it out.

Well in the episode that Kelli was watching they talked about an online shop called ...

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August 1, 2019
Never Ending Sampler Panel 5 Band 13 from Kitty and Me Designs

Today, I have the final band in Panel 5 of the Never Ending Sampler.  This is Band #13:

Right click on the image and save to your computer, then print in any graphic software.

I will go ahead and get this put together into a pattern leaflet for those of you who prefer to work the design as a whole instead of working it as a stitch along.

I have some really cool ideas for Panel 6!  I'm going to give everyone a few weeks to get caught up.  It's still vacation time and school will be starting ...

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