It might well be the middle of summer when you read this, but you know there is just so much to do in the lead up to the festive season that it’s never too early in the year to start stitching our Christmas cross stitch projects. OK! So it’s month’s away but in no time … Read more
Hi, I’m Scarlet and, together with my fellow writers, John and Janis, are creating 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.
You love cross stitch and spend a lot of time working on your projects. A wonderful way to remember what you’ve created is to write a small journal entry for each one you have completed. These cross stitch journal entries also make a very nice addition when you give your framed cross stitch projects to … Read more
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! … Read more
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 … Read more
“Never again,” I said to myself over and over. I must have been out of my mind when I chose Majestic Magnolia cross stitch, a gorgeous 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 … Read more