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Create Unique Holiday Gifts With Cross Stitch from AC Needlework



Have you started stitching gifts for the holidays yet? As stitchers, our holiday shopping begins before everyone else because our gifts take so much more work than the typical gifts do. That is what makes them so special.  When recipients open our stitched gifts, they see our love and work in every stitch we crossed in making our works of art!  I am so happy to introduce two new holiday designs from AC Needlework.  Keep reading to get the details.


Kick Your Stitching Up A Notch with Decorative Buttons


Are you looking to add a new twist to your cross stitch repertoire?  Try using decorative buttons! In this post I will show you how I used decorative buttons as the center piece of my counted cross stitch design called “Snow Time”. Keep reading to learn how to kick your stitching up a notch with decorative buttons.

(Note:  I do not receive any monetary reward for any products featured in this post.  I am including them because I like them and actually use them!!)

Tumbling Boxes -You Will Love Stitching This Geometric Illusion


Do you see the boxes?  Look closely. The shades of color will guide your eyes.

Maybe you see something else.  That’s the trick a geometric design does on your eyes.  Whether it’s the colors, shapes, or “boxes”, Tumbling Boxes Mandala will be a conversation piece for your décor.  Keep reading for more details about this cross stitch design.


Caution - This Cross Stitch Design Could Tempt Your Sweet Tooth


You are probably wondering how in the world a cross stitch pattern could tempt your sweet tooth.  After I tell you where the inspiration for this Stripes and Triangle Quilt Block cross stitch design came from, you may see the connection too!  Keep reading to get the connection!



A New Design For A New Year



Looking for a stitching project for the New Year?  My first design for the New Year, Floral Bouquet in Pinks and Blues, is just what your need!  Its name is Floral Bouquet In Pinks and Blues.   Keep reading for more details.


It's Snow Season at AC Needlework



It REALLY has been snowing at AC Needlework!  Literally!!  Four to five inches of snow fell this past weekend in my neck of the woods! While it was a soft, fluffy snow, we are ready to see it go. Watching the flakes fall from the sky brought to mind the snowflake cross stitch designs in the AC Needlework shop.  Keep reading to get more details about them.


New Snowflake At AC Needlework and It's Free


If you love snow, this is a perfect counted cross stitch design for you – and it’s FREE!  Keep reading for more details about the Silver Snowflake Cross Stitch Design  from AC Needlework.


How To Create a Smile? Cross Stitch a Pansy!




Whether you call them “johnny jump ups”, violas, or pansies, nature gives us these sweet faces that make us smile in the dead of winter in the South.   Learn how to bring smiles to friends and family anytime of the year by stitching these counted cross stitch pansy designs from AC Needlework. 


Celebrate Fall by Cross Stitching This Fall Harvest Quilt Block



 Fall - my favorite time of year!  It means relief from the hot, muggy days of summer in the South.  Those crisp, clear days with intense red and gold leaves against vivid blue skies are breathtaking.  It also means harvest time!    Keep reading to see how this season inspired my Fall Harvest Quilt Block counted cross stitch design.  



Cross Stitch Stars Are Here and They Are FREE



If you follow AC Needlework on Facebook, you know I promised that new pattern releases were coming soon.  Well, I am happy to report that new Cross Stitch Stars have arrived at AC Needlework and better yet they are FREE for you in the AC Needlework free pattern gallery!  Keep reading for all the pattern details and get some ideas for using these patterns.


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