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June 14, 2018


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Rhona Norrie

Great stitching! Such lovely designs you have chosen too. I feel your pain about stitching on black fabric....that's my complaint at the moment too! It's a pain to work on but the end results are amazing.

David Schillo

My mom is also a cross stitch and knitting professional. I have also learned a lot of things from her. Now, your post encourages me to this work professionally. Great inspiration. Thank you.

مرکز آهن

Do not you attend the course?


Lucy, I just read with very much interest that your husband created an App for you that allows you to create your own cross stitch patterns!!! That is incredible! Is he planning on developing that and selling it? I would so buy that app...
And by the way, after nearly 4 years, I have almost finished crocheting my very first ripple blanket. An absolutely labour of love for a beginning crotch -er. Have nearly finished weaving the ends in then have to only have the boarders to do. Will post a photo when I'm done. Thank so much for the patter and for the inspiration. I love when time allows me a little while on your blog.
Greetings from Melbourne Australia.

قیمت میلگرد میانه

How satisfying do those neat stitches look! Absolutely love the images on the black background, I've not sen that before. Gorgeous!

Lourdes Young

Wonderfull projects! I love cross stitch, crochet, knitting. I'm fun of your blog you inspired me to do a lot of things, I wish I could post a photo to show you. Kisses from Uruguay, South America!

Jeri Rieger

One of the pictures on this post shows a lovely pitcher with flowers in it., underneath is an equally lovely placemat. I am a new crocheter (is that the correct term?). Do you think I could make this? Do you have a pattern or did you use someone else’s pattern? I am on Ravelry.

You have a lovely blog. Thank you for your time and effort. We appreciate it.



You can order a fold out cardboard “book” from DMC that has all the colors! It is about $10 USD...the colors are a bit off, but might be more helpful then a computer screen. They also used to make a book with actually thread samples, but I’ve heard it’s hard to find. I understand the struggle... I live in the US and I order Stylecraft online...I browse different sites from my iPad and my laptop to try to get a feel for the colors. I still sometimes get something that isn’t quite the right shade. There isn’t a local shop that sells Stylecraft, but we have Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s and AC Moore, so we do have a good selection of other yarn.

Deborah Thomas

Beautiful, colourful pieces Lucy. Cross stitching is very addictive...I've been stitching for over thirty years now and it always makes me happy...especially seeing a finished piece....but oh dear the UFO's I have in my stash...and WIP's in ever cupboard and drawer...I'm working on them!...honestly I am. Debbie x

Veggie Mama

How satisfying do those neat stitches look! Absolutely love the images on the black background, I've not sen that before. Gorgeous!


I love the bright colours on the dark background. How gorgeous! Meg:)




Hello Lucy you might also want to have a look at Emily Peacock....beautiful!

Margaret Hyde

Glad you found the cross stitch bug and are enjoying those little x's. I have been stitching for years and have never tried black fabric, so well done for that :-)


Beautiful work and such lovely colours! xx

Tonia Morton

I love cross-stitch too but how do you do them so quickly? Mine take forever!


Once you REALLY get into it, you might want to check out http://heavenandearthdesigns.com. They have the most gorgeous designs, but they're huge and take a long time to complete. Still with it IMO.

Kay Guest

Oh yes, every household should have a little bit of homemade goodness!
You only started doing this in February of this year! Lucy, you are a wonderful artist, you know you are!

Rowena Corlett

Hi Lucy - I haven't visited your page for a while so I was delighted to see you have got the embroidery bug as I just started a couple of months ago with a technique which uses chain stitch. I am hook and enjoying doing my own designs. I have a magic pen, which disappears as soon as you wet it, to make my outlines with.Having seen your star signs I am planning to do my own designs for everyone in the family - it will take a while as this is a slow type of work but I find it very enjoyable and relaxing. Thanks for all the tips on equipment too. P.S.I am still doing crochet!


Your cross stitches look great!. I think you made the right choice with the mug. I haven't done anything like this for years, the last one was a Winnie The Pooh design. Hope the next one turns out well!

Jude Doherty

Beautifully inspirational work Lucy, and love the new design waiting for you but surprised you didn't go for the 'Every day is an adventure'featuring the little caravan!! Yes, I'm also awaiting your A24 design.


These are absolutely stunning! Have just packed some threads and fabric to take on holiday! Very new to this.

Annie C

Oh sheesh! You had to go and post the link to Satsuma Street! I'm so loving the Virgo and Aries signs patterns (for myself and my daughter)!! Let's see . . . sewing or drawing or painting or crocheting or cross-stitching??? I have too many loves and my brain is a-whirl!!! Thank you for showing us your pretties, Lucy!!!

Mandy Williams

I wash my hands a million times when I have a project going. You think your hands are clean but oils in skin will make yellow/dingy spots that may not show on fabric until months later. Although there are guidelines for the number of strands to use, I’ve been playing around for added texture. When you’re ready to tackle more, try beads and also try stitching on linen (not the same as linen clothes fabric).

Little Quiltsong

Beautiful designs - love the coffee one especially!! Yes, cross-stitch can be addicting - and now with my new glasses, I just might have to get back to it again :)! Love your storage for your floss - great idea, as are the cards - makes the whole project more fun!

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