Monday, May 11, 2009

The Top Five Reasons I Love Stitching; Free Project and Tutorial!

The Top 5 Reasons I Love Stitching:

1. It's a relatively inexpensive hobby. Only a few dollars for a hoop, a needle, some fabric and floss, and I'm set. My husband loves that too.

2. It's portable--I can tuck it in my bag, and pull it out while waiting at the doctor's office, or on long car rides.

3. It illiminates guilt. I can sit down guilt-free, and watch my favorite shows or movies, and stitch while doing so. I'm still productive while vegging, and it's relaxing, too!

4. It's an art that I can hand down to my children, and anyone can do it (yes, anyone!).

5. When given as a gift, it truly says, "I love you." Don't you love receiving gifts that are hand-made? I sure do.

If you are new to the world of stitching, I have a free download that will teach you several basic embroidery stitches, and provide you with the free project shown here (the project is great for those experienced as well!). When you have completed stitching it, it will fit perfectly into a 5x7 frame, and will be ready to give away or keep for yourself! Be sure to holler if you have any questions I can help you with. I want you to enjoy stitching as much as I do! Good luck with your free project!


  1. Kate is reading over my shoulder and says, "I want to enjoy stitching." Guess it's time to pull out a needle and pretend I know something- I'm really hoping your download will help!

  2. Your stitchery is so beautiful Shelli! I absolutely love to hand-stitch. Even with an embroidery machine now, I still long for moments when I can sit down, relax and do handwork. Your tutorial is fantastic, too!

  3. I love that you can take it anywhere, and like you said, not feel guilty for sitting around for a few minutes! It has been a long time since I have been able to sit down and stitch by hand (over 4 years)! I will have to go get your tutorial and make the time!

    Thank you!

  4. Ok this little (or not so little) girl of yours is getting so big. I can not wait to see you all. I will be helping my mom for the wedding. I think I would be disowned if I didn't help her. I love your stitching projects I need to get back to doing it cause I love it. I might just have to do this one.

  5. Hi Shelli! I am a huge fan and a fellow stitchery designer. My hubby gets mad when I buy your patterns but I can't resist! Too cute! Love your style! Thanks for being such an inspiration. Coley
    BTW just bought your Merry Halloween off of youcanmakethis. One of my favs!!!


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