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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.


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!



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.


Cross Stitching A Rail Fence Quilt Block



The zig and zag of a rail fence is the inspiration for a popular 19th century quilt design known as the Rail Fence Quilt Block.  Not a quilter?  That’s ok!  Why not bring this eye tricking design into your cross stitch repertoire?  Keep reading to see how.



Free Counted Cross Stitch Designs from AC Needlework


Free counted cross stitch patterns have come to AC Needlework!!

 Keep reading for more information.



A New Holiday Design - Red Poinsettia Star


Do you love poinsettias?  I do!  Christmas is not complete without them.   My new cross stitch design, Red Poinsettia Star, was inspired by a red poinsettia accented with touches of white and, of course, green leaves.  Keep reading to get more details.


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