Saturday, August 10, 2013

Free Vintage Alphabet Chart - Updated

To get this gorgeous Vintage Alphabet Chart, all you need to is tweet, like or share it. Once I get at least ten shares, likes or tweets, come back and I will post the download link.

FYI, although this is based on an old Sajou chart, I made adjustments to complete the letters and to center the letters and to make the blocks equal in size.

Here is the link to the free chart!

Free Chart - Bird of Paradise

Free Cross Stitch Pattern by Golden Light Designs

Based on photo by Scott Bauer

Code: 031-FL
Stitch Count: 241w x 158h
Fabric: 14 ct. Black Aida
Design Size: 17.125"w X 11.25"h
Difficulty: Intermediate
60 Colors Mapped to DMC and Anchor
Full Cross Stitches Only

Download it here

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Threading Your Needle With Paper

Here's an nifty trick on threading your tapestry needle. Just cut out a piece of paper around two inches long and a quarter inch wide. Fold it in half cross wise and insert your thread inside paper. Then put the paper through the eye of the needle. Pull the paper to get the thread through and you have just threaded your needle. You can keep your threader for more uses and it's very easy to make.

Paper Threader - Cross Stitch Tapestry Needle
Paper Threader for Tapestry Needle

Paper Threader for Tapestry Needle

Friday, February 8, 2013

041-FL.D A Red Rose

Here is the fourth design in the In Full Bloom series and it's called A Red Rose.

Cross Stitch Pattern Details
Code: 041-FL.D
Designed by: Golden Light Designs
Stitch Count: 168w x 168h
No. of Colors: 20 Colors mapped to DMC and Anchor.
*Photo is DMC output
Based on: A Red Rose by Peter Griffin

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Do you wanna see my Peacocks?

Here's the finished outcome of DMC's Peacock Courtship. I find it odd though that a peacock would court another peacock. Maybe it's a show off contest between the two of them. Anyway, here's the finish.

Peacock's Courtship by DMC
210w X 307h
42 Cotton, 4 Metallics

Buy the chart here

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sydney Opera House - DMC

Here's a colorful design of the Sydney Opera House from DMC.

Sydney Opera House
Stitch Count: 224w x 168h
43 Colors

Friday, February 1, 2013

041-FL.C Orange Rose

Here's the third rose in the In Full Bloom series. It's called Orange Rose.

Orange Rose
Stitch Count: 168w x 168h
46 Colors
 Based on Rose by George Hodan

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

041-FL.B Jolene Rose

This is the second rose in the In Full Bloom series. This is called Jolene Rose and is based on Jolene Rose by  Robert Kraft.

Jolene Rose
168w X 168h
37 Colors mapped to DMC and Anchor
Photo is DMC Output
Downloadable PDF Chart

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

041-FL.A Creamsicle Rose

Here's a new chart from Golden Light Designs. It is the first in a series called In Full Bloom. The series features various roses in square designs - 12" x 12" on 14 ct. Aida.

Creamsicle Rose
168w x 168h
47 Colors mapped to Anchor and DMC
Photo is Anchor output
Downloadable PDF


Here is a finished cross stitch entitled Lovers by DMC. It features a nude couple with a sheet covering them.

You can purchase the cross stitch chart here.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Exotic Fruits

Here's a design from DMC called Exotic Fruits. It features, well, exotic fruits. I see golden and green pears, red and green apples, grapes, rambutans, persimmons and berries. I don't think the title is very appropriate though as the only fruit I could classify as exotic is the rambutan. For those who don't know what rambutans are, they're like the hairy cousins of lychees. The look, feel and taste similar. You also eat them the same way it's just that the skin of the rambutan is covered in hair-like spikes.

Exotic Fruits

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Chinese Waterfalls

Here is another great cross stitch design: Chinese Waterfalls. 
The Chinese have long regarded the waterfalls as auspicious or lucky charm and paintings of waterfalls are common in Chinese households. Water is regarded as wealth in the Chinese Culture so waterfalls mean wealth pouring into the household.

Here is a great guide on where to put your finished piece. (Scroll down past the photos)

This is a photo of the actual finished item:

Chinese Waterfalls
275w X 219h
19.6" x 15.6" on 14 ct. Aida
53 Colors

Purchase the Cross Stitch kit here.