A Lively Hope Stitching Club: Hygge Heart

Free A Lively Hope stitching club! Join the newsletter below (it’s free!) to download this Scandinavian-inspired hygge heart hand embroidery pattern.     Hello there! It’s hard to believe another month has passed.  But here we are, on the 5th of the month once again. And if you’ve been here for a while you know what that means!  It’s free […]

A Lively Hope Stitching Club: Thanks & Giving

Free Thanksgiving floral hand embroidery pattern. I am so delighted to be back with another FREE hand embroidery pattern! This month is all about Thanksgiving around here.  It’s my very favorite holiday.  And what’s not to love? Friends, family, and yummy food.  Makes me giddy just thinking about it! This month’s pattern features a phrase that I love and try […]

A Lively Hope Stitching Club: Changing Leaves

This gorgeous autumn hand embroidery pattern called Changing Leaves is a perfect introduction to Long and Short stitch, also known as needle painting.     I’m delighted to be back again with the latest installment of the A Lively Hope Stitching Club. This month’s pattern is called Changing Leaves. This smaller project is perfect for trying out a technique called […]

A Lively Hope Stitching Club: Happy Camper

This month’s A Lively Hope Stitching Club free pattern is called “Happy Camper”. It’s a fun one to stitch and comes together pretty easily, with just two colors of thread.  I used a darker linen to stitch on, and love how rustic and outdoorsy-looking it turned out. There are a ton of great videos online for explaining how to do […]

Free Trees Embroidery Pattern

    I am participating in The 100 Day Project again this year. The basic idea of the project is that you choose one creative thing to do every day for 100 consecutive days.  This time around I’ll be working on embroidery for 100 days. I have so many ideas for patterns (many of them from my sketchbooks) and I’m […]

DIY Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments

      It’s been a difficult year for our family. I’ve mentioned before that my Grandparents (my dad’s parents) passed away within less than four months of each other.  Two of my husband’s Grandmas passed away this year also. Four grandparents within about seven months. That’s a lot of loss. My Grandma Kindlespire (my kids called her Grandma Sally) […]

FREE I Love You Hand Embroidery Pattern

I’m super excited to share this free hand embroidery pattern with you today!  (Get it?! HAND? I crack myself up.) Supplies: 8″ embroidery hoop (or size of your choice) Black Pearl Cotton Embroidery Needle Linen Fabric Pattern (download for free by click ADD TO CART below) Instructions: Transfer the pattern onto your fabric. I use a light box (similar to this one, except […]

Swirly Snowman Free Embroidery Pattern

      I received a request from a sweet customer who purchased both my swirly heart pattern and my swirly pumpkin pattern from my Etsy shop.  She loved the style of both patterns and was hoping I could design a snowman version. I loved the suggestion, but with the busy-ness of my life right now it took me a while […]

Cross Stitch Initials Ornaments

One of my favorite traditions at Christmas time is to make an ornament for each of my children.  Originally we purchased ornaments each year, but over the last couple of years I’ve switched to giving them handmade ornaments, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back.  I love the idea of these little bits of love moving on with my […]