Roses Hand Embroidery Pattern

Beautiful and simple hand embroidery pattern.  Perfect for a nursery or a wedding.  The colors are gorgeous and the pattern comes together quickly. Even though we’ve currently got a bunch of snow on the ground, and more falling, I’m dreaming of spring and my flower garden.  You’ll see that reflected in this month’s pattern. I’m delighted to be back again […]

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 hand embroidery […]

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 is free for the month of October! It’s 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 […]

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 […]

Announcing the A Lively Hope Stitching Club (and other news!)

Announcing the A Lively Hope Stitching Club! This Families are Forever pattern is the very first of many FREE monthly patterns available to those who subscribe to the A Lively Hope Stitching Club email. Each month, typically on the first Friday of the month, you’ll receive an email from me with a pdf pattern and list of all the embroidery […]

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 excited to […]

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) was the Queen […]

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 […]

My 100 Day Project– 100 Days of Embroidery

I mentioned this in an earlier post, but wanted to share some more details here. My 100 Day project has started! I am such a huge believer in the power of habit and working toward a goal daily. That’s what I love about my daily sketchbook practice and daily scripture study. I spend a few minutes each day in my […]