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Sun Motif

Design © Connie G. Barwick

Brighten your day with a sunny motif to add to a tote, a shirt, or anywhere else you need a little light.

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Free Smiling Stars Cross Stitch Pattern

Thursday May 31, 2012
I just love babies. They are so cute and cuddly and since I have never had any of my own, I can always pass them back to their mom or dad if they start emitting foul odors or viscous fluids of any type.

Baby-Themed Cross Stitch charts are very popular too - almost as popular as babies are!

Free Smiling Stars Cross Stitch ChartDesign © Connie G. Barwick


The free Smiling Stars chart is a trio of smiling stars who join the Sleepy Moon design and the free Happy Sun motif. These charts will be really cute stitched on an afghan or pillow for a special new addition to the family. Or, create a special birth sampler to celebrate a birth.

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Kiwi Diamond Candlewicking Sachet

Wednesday May 30, 2012
About.com Member Lisalady161 submitted a photo of the project she created using the free Candlewicking Kiwi Diamond pattern. She made a sachet she describes as "dainty and feminine." Read more about her project and see more photos.

Free Kiwi Diamond Candlewicking PatternDesign © Connie G. Barwick
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Free Triple Spiral Cross Stitch

Tuesday May 29, 2012
I had fun stitching the free Triple Spiral Chart. Those of you who don't like stitching on dark fabric, may think I am crazy since this project involved dark navy Aida fabric, but I tried a new gridding method on this project. I used a white chalk pencil to mark my grid. I got the idea from my sister-in-law's use of chalk to mark quilting lines. It brushes right off. I even left the lines on there quite awhile after I finished stitching and it still came right off.

free triple spiral cross stitch pattern Design © Connie G. Barwick
I stitched my projects with 2 strands of DMC 471 and I love the bright green against the dark navy. I plan to use the Triple Spiral design as part of my St. Patrick's Day decorations next year, but it would also look nice as part of a spring display.

The Triple Spiral is an interesting symbol. It is also known as the Triskele Symbol. It is an ancient symbol associated with Celtic designs. It has also been found in Buddhist writings, Lycaean coins, Isle of Man bank notes, and is the symbol of Sicily. Learn More...

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Make a Memorial Day Pin

Monday May 28, 2012
Happy Memorial Day! Stay safe, stay hydrated, stay inside and stitch for a bit like me!

There's still time to stitch this small Striped Heart design and make a Cross Stitch pin to wear to an evening celebration. You might also want to stitch up several for next year to give as gifts.

Free Striped Heart Cross Stitch Pattern © Connie G. Barwick
Get started now and you will have a lot of hearts to help show off your USA patriotic spirit!

It might be nice to repeat the motif on a band of fabric to make a decorative band for a basket too. So many ideas from one little design! What can you create?

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