This lovely alphabet is a free pattern offered on Live Love Sew – I absolutely love the delicate palette of DMC threads that Keera has chosen – it looks gorgeous on a linen background, as you see here in her photo.
It would be wonderful to stitch in a mini-hoop, as she has done – for an ornament or baby gift.
This gorgeous Lavender Girl is a free pattern on The Snowflower Diaries, and the chart lists all the DMC threads you’ll need. Designer Maja has created many beautiful small cross-stitch patterns – be sure to check them all out!
I love the way Maja has incorporated clusters of beads into this pattern – the color she’s chosen looks like clusters of ripe grapes – lovely!
This beautiful pattern is being offered to benefit a special cause on Shakespeare’s Peddler.
Created around the theme of St. Stephen’s Day, Theresa is providing this pattern on her blog, with the request that a donation of any amount be made to the Southern Pines Animal Shelter. To read more about the shelter and this cause, visit the blog.
What a lovely way to support a cause with your stitching!
Another inspiring sampler pattern is this historical work on The Traveling Stitcher, which is feature in the Attic Needlework August newsletter.
The color palette is lovely – a variety of gorgeous muted shades in DMC threads. For more information on this pattern, visit the newsletter.