Monday, December 31, 2012

Featured Chart - Wings of Spring Eve

Here is an custom-embellished finished cross stitch of Wings of Spring Eve.





Stitch Count: 215w x 240h
25 Cotton, 2 Metallic Colors
Cross Stitch, Back Stitch

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - 024-AL Lions

Here's a new cross stitch chart to welcome you into the New Year. The chart entitled Lions, features a pair of lionesses amidst a beautiful African landscape.


Lions
024-AL
252w X 167h
39 Colors mapped to DMC and Anchor


Friday, December 28, 2012

The Last Supper by Joan de Joanes

Here's a beautiful cross-stitch of the Last Supper based on the painting by Joan de Joanes.
This was stitched on 14 ct. Aida and measures 38" x 16.5".

You can purchase the cross stitch kit here.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Finished Cross Stitch - Parrots

I'm featuring a finished cross stitch design, Parrots from DMC.


 So what do you think?

If you are interested in the chart, it is available here.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - 025-AL Proud Peacock

Here's a brand new free downloadable cross stitch chart. It's entitled "Proud Peacock" and it features a photo-realistic peacock with its tail opened in full glory. Now let me warn you, this chart is not your typical chart. It has so many confetti stitches and would definitely test your limits. But I'm pretty sure all the effort will be worth it once you finish it.

Peacocks are the national bird of several Asian countries like India and Indonesia, and I believe that they are rightfully the king of birds in these countries. Their tails on full display definitely exude confidence and regal bearing that can not be found on other birds. I hope you like this free printable cross stitch pattern.

Proud Peacock Cross Stitch

025 - AL Proud Peacock
Based on Proud by Sherri Hogue
Stitch Count: 280w X 210h
No of Colors: 58 mapped to Anchor and DMC
Level of Difficulty: Advanced

Download Free Cross Stitch Chart



Saturday, December 1, 2012

Featured Cross Stitch Design - The Lovers

We are featuring a cross stitch design from Needle World. It's called The Lovers, designed by Ronnie Perez. The design features a silhouette of a nude couple under the moonlight.


 Stitch Count: 279w x 390h
Number of Colors: 6 Colors Mapped to Anchor

And this is how it looks when its finished:
You can purchase the cross stitch leaflet here.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

001-SN Mayon Volcano

To Anonymous,


Here's your chart for 001-SN Mayon Volcano. To download, just right-click and save. I'm glad that your mom would probably appreciate it. Anyway, if you happen to finish the chart, please e-mail us a photo of the finished outcome so we can share it with our readers.


Anyway, to my readers who are not familiar with Mayon Volcano, it is considered the most beautiful mountain in the world owing to its perfect cone shape. From any angle, the mountain is just perfectly symmetrical. I have personally seen the mountain from various view points and it is a true beauty. But don't let its looks fool you. The volcano is very dangerous. It is very active and it erupts every couple of years. In fact, the church bell tower you see above is what remains of the entire town of Cagsawa when it was buried in volcanic debris during the 1814 eruption of Mayon. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Free Cross Stitch Chart - Green Butterfly

Here's the free cross stitch chart for Green Butterfly as requested.

Green Butterfly
89 w x 80h
7 Colors Used
Cross Stitch, Quarter Stitch, Back Stitch and French Knots


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Monument Valley in Cross Stitch

I'm featuring a finished cross stitch design. It's of the Monument Valley in Utah. Stitched on 10 ct. white Aida, this massive design features a beautiful panoramic view of the famous Monument Valley. For those of you who don't know what Monument Valley is, it's a Navajo Tribal Park located in Utah. It has been the setting of many western movies like those of John Wayne. It also is featured in the movie Forrest Gump.
Hope you like it!

If you want your masterpiece featured here, just e-mail us. Thanks!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Christmas Ornaments Collection 2012

Here's a brand new Cross Stitch Pattern - Christmas Ornaments Collection 2012. It's a collection of 9 Christmas related patterns: Bell, Cottage, Snowman, Snowflake, Santa, Mistletoe, Stocking, Christmas Tree & Santa Hat.

These are nine small projects which you can do in one or two nights. You can turn them into tiny pillows and hang them on your tree. This is a nice project which will keep you busy all November.

Christmas Collection 2012
But of course, there is a catch. It's not really that difficult. You just have to post a comment on your Facebook account about this blog. The post must contain a link to this blog: http://goldenlight-designs.blogspot.com and why you like our blog. Then add us on facebook using this e-mail address: goldenlightdesigns@yahoo.com. Tag us on the post and we will message you with the link. You could also tweet why you like our blog on twitter. Send us a link of your tweet and we will message you the download link.

You could also buy this Christmas cross-stitch pattern here. Discount code is golden

Thanks!



Saturday, October 27, 2012

Free Christmas Cross Stitch Leaflet

DMC is giving away Christmas cross stitch leaflets for free, now I want my dear readers from all over the world (about a hundred countries by now) to be able to get free copies too. But of course postage is not free. So here is how you are going to get these cute leaflets, I'm selling an envelope of size 24 tapestry needles. They're of Pony brand and of very high quality. You usually get them for around USD 3 to 4 USD per pack of 6 so that's around 50 cents per needle. Each envelope contains 25 needles, so that's USD 12.50 per envelope? Of course not. I'm selling it for just USD 2.99 per envelope, free shipping worldwide. That's savings of USD 9.51 plus you also get a free leaflet. If you want a tracking number, it's USD 3.99.

So what would you need 25 needles for? I'm sure every stitcher out there have experienced at least once in their life where they're so eager to stitch only to find out that they cannot find their needle. You probably have spent sometime on all fours looking for that needle somewhere. And it could be very frustrating not being able to find that needle. So 25 needles guarantees you to avoid that hassle. Also, some stitchers use the parking method when stitching complex pieces with lots of confetti stitches. This means that's you will need 1 needle for every color. I'm sure, one envelope wouldn't be enough for some projects.


Anyway, you can choose any of the following leaflets for free.


Free patterns are:
#1 Little Shoes - Not really Christmas related but you can stitch the blue shoes for baby Jesus.
#2 Christmas Decors - 9 small patterns for Christmas decors
#3 Merry Christmas - Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus greeting you a Merry Christmas
#4 Christmas Globe - An "unbreakable" alternative to the real thing.

So pick your first choice leaflet and pick an alternative leaflet just in case we run out of your first choice. We might also try to give you two free leaflets if shipping permits.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Featured Cross Stitch Design - New York

Here's an amazing design from DMC. The Brooklyn bridge with the amazing skyline of New York City as a backdrop. You can see the Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building and the World Trade Center Twin Towers before September 11. I think it's a great way to commemorate the beauty of one of the greatest cities in the world. This design is available as a kit from Cross Stitch Central.


Stitch Count: 521w x 200h

Design Size: 37.25"w x 14.30"h on 14 ct. Fabric
29"w X 11.11"h on 18 ct. Fabric

Get this kit today.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Free Cross Stitch Chart - Yellow Butterfly

Here's a new free cross stitch pattern - Yellow Butterfly. 


Pattern Code: 010-AL
Stitch Count: 103 w X 86h
Fabric: 14 ct. Off White Aida
Colors: 7 mapped to DMC and Anchor
Level: Easy
Cross Stitch, Quarter Stitch, Backstitch


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Free Alphabet Cross Stitch Chart

My dear readers, here's a new chart for you. It's an Alphabet charted from a vintage booklet. I hope you find this chart very useful.

Alphabet by Sajou
Pattern Code: 029-ABC
Single Color

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

015-FN Solo Beauty - Free Pattern

Here's a partner to the previous free pattern, Sunflower. This is entitled Solo beauty. Another chart you can use for a bookmark.

015-FL Solo Beauty
Stitch Count: 44w x 125h
15 Colors
3.125"w X 8.875"h on 14 ct. white Aida



Sunday, October 14, 2012

DMC vs Anchor Round One Results

Before anything else, I would like to thank my readers for making first DMC vs Anchor post a success. Well, an overwhelming majority of our readers have decided brand x is better. And brand x is actually Anchor Embroidery Thread. Personally, I also prefer the Anchor model as it has more vivid red and blue hues.The shades of blue on the feathers are amazing. So it's now 1-0 in favor of Anchor.

I actually chose this pattern particularly because of the presence of so many vibrant colors. On the next DMC vs Anchor, I'm going to choose a design with more earth and flesh tones. And as promised, I'm going to give away the chart for free. Right click and save on the link after the photo.

Brand X is Anchor

To Linda and Marz! - Free Bargello

Hello Linda and Marz, as promised (though it took quite some time), here are the instructions for making the violet flower bargello design.





Saturday, October 13, 2012

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Sunflower

We have a new free cross stitch pattern. This time, you can download it instantly. It's simply called Sunflower. As you can see in the picture, it a very simple design and can be made particularly into a bookmark. We hope you enjoy this design.


Sunflower
Pattern Code:
      014-FL
Stitch Count:
      41w X 109h    
Colors used:
     16 Colors Used
Recommended Fabric:
    14 Count White Aida

Download Free Cross Stitch Pattern Here


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Featured Pattern

I'm featuring a new pattern called Elegant Swan. It's based on Swan On Lake by Vera Kratochvil. This is a premium pattern and is being sold for just $4.99. But I'm giving a 50% discount to my blog readers. The discount code is golden. The discount code is valid until October. I hope you enjoy this design.

Elegant Swan
Pattern Code: 023-AL
Stitch Count: 252w X 168h
33 Colors Used mapped to Anchor and DMC
*Model was charted using Anchor Threads
Recommended Fabric: 14 ct. White Aida
Estimated Design Size: 18"w x 12"h
Level: Easy
Full Cross Stitches Only

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Scarlet Macaw

Hello guys! Sorry for the late update. Anyway, here is a brand new free cross stitch chart called Scarlet Macaw. It's based on Scarlet Macaw by Petr Kratochvil. Thank you!

The pattern is not very easy as it has lots of colors, 59 to be exact and uses dithering. Dithering results to what people call confetti stitches. I actually edit out as much confetti stitches as I can without compromising the design. This will be a nice project for those who have graduated from cartoon-like cross stitch designs. Also, I know there are those who don't like backstitches and this has none so it will be perfect for them.

Here are the pattern details:
Pattern Code: 023-AL
Stitch Count: 140w x 246h
Estimated Design Size: 14"w x 24.5"h on 14 ct. Aida
Recommended Fabric: 14 ct. Antique White or similar colors. The higher the fabric count, the better the outcome. I did try other fabric colors like black, white and blue but all came out a little off.
Level: Intermediate

But before I post the download link to the pattern, I would like to ask you a question. In fact, I actually want your answers to a question that has been asked by many cross-stitches around the world. Which is better, DMC or Anchor? I have posted two pictures of the pattern side-by-side. One of them uses DMC and the other uses Anchor, I won't tell you which one. Now I want you to tell me which one is better and why.

This is the first of a series of posts. Welcome to Round One of DMC versus Anchor.

Update: The results are in, check it out here. Chart download is also there.

Brand X
Brand Y
Which chart is better? Que el diseƱo mejor?
  

Friday, October 5, 2012

3D Boxes Bargello


Hello guys, this is a new bargello design. It's a 3D box design that changes orientation every 45 degrees. Tell me what you think and I'll post the instructions later. The instructions are a bit complicated for me to do but I'll do it once someone asks for it. Enjoy!

Cranberry


Emerald

Turquoise
Red

Red Orange



DMC Thread Auction

Hello Dear Readers!

I've just posted a new auction for a complete set of DMC threads. It has all the 447 colors of DMC and the starting bid is an unbelievably low 125.00 USD, that's less than 28 cents each. Yes 28 cents each. Can you believe that? I know for some no, but to see is to believe click here.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

021-MS Forever Together

This is a new free cross stitch pattern. It's a pair of sneakers with the laces forming a heart shape. It's very simple and has just a few colors on black fabric. The use of glow-in-the-dark thread and white metallic thread is suggested. I think this would be a great wedding present, especially if you don't have too much time to stitch. You could just stitch the names of the couple on top of the heart using white thread and then the date below the heart. You could even embellish it with faux wedding rings and put it inside the heart. You could also stitch the names on the front of each shoe instead using black thread. But whatever you choose, I really really suggest the glow-in-the-dark thread.

Now for my Spanish readers:

Hola! Como estan ustedes? Estoy estupendo. Ohala que ustedes estan estupendo tambien. (Is the grammar correct?) Este es una diseno de punto de cruz para una pareja. Pueden hacerlo para regalo a una boda. Este es muy facil y tiene 10 colores solo. Por favor, pueden comentar debajo? Muchas Gracias!


Stitch Count: 174w x 100h
10 colors mapped to DMC and Anchor
Black Fabric
Level: Easy
Based on: Forever Together by Jiri Hodan







Tuesday, October 2, 2012

012-MS Quilted Heart

This cross stitch design has been the most requested one at my previous website. Now to get this free cross stitch pattern, tell us on the comments why click the link below. Now, you may be wondering why I ask. It's because I don't want to waste time and effort on designs people don't like. LOL, simple.







Monday, October 1, 2012

020-QR Code

Hello guys!

Here is my new free pattern. A QR code. Do you want to know what the message is inside the QR code? Then whip out your smartphones with bar code scannner or QR code scanner applications and I'm sure you would LOVE the message.

This pattern would be great to stitch on shirts using waste canvas or DMC's water soluble canvas. You can show everyone that you have a bit of a techie side too! To download the pattern, just right click and save. You can stitch the black areas on a white fabric using black threads or you could stitch the white areas on a black fabric. You could also stitch both black and white areas on colored fabric.

If you have suggestions on other possible messages, then put it on the comments. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns!

We are posting three simple and easy to stitch halloween patterns. The patterns use DMC's glow-in-the-dark thread E940.

Flying Witch

Boo!
Glowing Skull


You guys can download them here.

I would appreciate comments! Thanks!




DMC Thread Special Sale!

Hello Guys!

I'm currently having a special sale on DMC threads. It's just USD 139.99 for a complete set of 447 colors DMC threads.

That's around 31 cents per skein. An unbelievably low price. Check it out here



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bargello

Bargello is also known as Florentine Needlework. It's a form of embroidery where the stitches are in clusters of vertical stitches. It's very easy to do and you can actually do it on Aida Fabric instead of the traditional canvas.

Check out my first Bargello design below.


Violet Flower Bargello on 14 ct. Aida



 
Salmon Flower Bargello on 14 ct. Aida

Yellow Orange Flower Bargello on 14 ct. Aida


Free Bargello Pattern
Now if you want to get the pattern, colors and details on how to do this project, please tell us on the comments why. I know you lurkers are out there. I see some traffic from the US, Italy, UK, Australia and Japan. Don't be lazy guys. Just give some comments.

Here is the link to the pattern of the purple one. You can make your own color schemes if you want to.

Monday, September 24, 2012

006-AL Dolphin Border


Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Stitch Count: 80w x 11h
6 colors mapped to DMC and Anchor Flosses
Contains full stitches and backstitches.


Use this design for towel borders and the like. Get this pattern for free by telling us why on the comments. Download link will be posted upon reaching at least 3 comments.

Thanks

009-FN Mermaid of the Flames

Get this pattern for free by telling us on the comments why. We will post the download link once we get at least 3 comments. Thank you.

Stitch Count: 135w x 238h
No. of Colors: 20 mapped to DMC and Anchor
2 Bead Colors used
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Stitches Include: Full Cross Stitch, Backstitch, Metallic Threads and Beads

It's in RAR format. You need to use winrar to decompress it.

We just decided to post the download link anyway:
Download Here


The Secret Garden

This is feature on one of the biggest and most beautiful cross stitch patterns ever. DMC's The Secret Garden. Actually this is a three-panel set of equally sized designs. However, we found it to be more beautiful by combining the three.

These are the three panels. You may click them to enlarge.





Now this is how the designs looks like when combined.

When stitched on 14 ct. Aida, it actually looks like large painting.

It is available as a Cross Stitch Chart and Kit for any of the three panels or for all of them.

Stitch Count: 588w x 360h
Estimated Finished Size: 42 inches wide x 25.71 inches high
No. of Colors: 74 (I'm surprised that it didn't take more)
This pattern uses full cross stitches, half stitches and a bit of backstitching.

You can purchases the kit and charts at Cross Stitch Central

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dye-namic Florals

Another leaflet in Leisure Arts' Dye-namic Series. This one features three floral patterns. 

Sunflowers

Tulips

Irises

This leaflet is available at Golden Fibers Trading



Quick & Easy Decorating

This leaflet from Leisure Arts combines Cross Stitching with Scrap Booking. It has four sets of four cross stitch patterns.

Chinese Symbols

Cocktails

Flowers

Beach

This leaflet is available for purchase at Golden Fibers Trading