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Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking Patterns

With Halloween now over for cross stitchers, and thanksgiving just around the corner, your holiday fun begins with the excitement of the vast range of needlework projects for a Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking.  He’s known by a different name in almost every country he visits. But no matter what Santa Claus goes by, his arrival […]

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Feeling Jaded? Here Are Some New Cross Stitch Ideas.

Are you looking to try something new for your next cross stitch project, but  undecided on exactly what. Or, perhaps you’re in a bit of a stitching rut? After all, it’s usually easier to stick with what is familiar. Every now and again though, it’s great to broaden our stitching horizons and try something new! […]

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Why It’s Important To Take Care of Your Eyes When Stitching

Today, I visited Karen, a friend of mine who has recently suffered from sight loss. One of the first things she said to me was, “Whatever else you do Scarlet, take good care of your eyes! I didn’t …”. Fortunately, she can still see strong colors and shapes, and she uses this ability to continue […]

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Magnolia Cross Stitch: Five Years and Five Continents, Completed at Last – Majestic!

“Never again,” I said to myself over and over. I must have been out of my mind when I chose Majestic Magnolia, a gorgeous cross stitch design I simply couldn’t resist. It didn’t matter to me that I was still a beginner and I had never stitched on linen. I thought I could tackle any […]

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Patterns Patch Blog Welcomes You…

Hi, I’m Scarlet and, together with my fellow writers, John and Janis, have created Patterns Patch Blog. We’re an inspiring, friendly and upbeat website where you can explore the wonderful world of cross stitch. You will also learn new stitching techniques from both your fellow members and ourselves.

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