Thursday, January 28, 2010

An itch to stitch

Gosh I love the internet! There are lots of darling free Valentine cross stitch patterns out there for us to stitch up for our sweeties, for decorations, for gifties. (The following patterns are all in French but if you're familiar with counted cross stitch patterns, it won't matter at all.)

The above two darling free cross stitch pattern PDF's may be found at Gigi online blog.
Gigi online blog
Free Valentine chart PDF's - click on the text below the graphic that begins "cliquez ...".

The above pattern is available at Bienvenue chez Echevette.

The above charming pattern with angels is also available at Bienvenue chez Echevette.

The above pattern is available at Anne les petites croix.


  1. Sally, I love these French stitching blogs. I can get lost for hours admiring their beautiful handwork. These woman amaze me. Twyla

  2. THank you Sally, I just might have to cross stitch this holiday.

  3. Hi Twyla!
    Aren't the French stitchery blogs gorgeous?! I'm so glad you enjoy them too. I just sit there with my mouth hanging open, in awe of their beautiful work. And their finishing, they do their own finishing (at least they seem to) and it's perfection.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Hi Jenny!
    You're very welcome - got to share these lovely and free (so generous of the designers!) patterns.
    I've pulled out a pattern and my frame and collected my threads and am hoping to begin a valentine design tonight! Hope you'll join me. :)
    Happy weekend!

  5. I love the last one, Sally! I wish I had the patience to do one of these, but alas, I do not. :) It is gorgeous, though, and I am tempted!
    Happy weekend, back atcha! xoxo Pam

  6. Hi Pam!
    I just picked up your email and was coming over to visit you. :)
    I'm so glad you enjoyed the hearts and I know what you mean, some days needlework feels so tedious, it makes me twitchy! ;) But on the alternate days, I love it! :)
    But you've already got your hands very busy, so no need to add some embroidery - what I'd give to be able to draw and paint!!! You are so talented.
    And back "atchoo" too! Happy happy happy!

  7. Sally - you don't have to do a thing on OWOH, just enter! Comment on people's blogs that are participating, and there you go! Next year we can get all sorts of energetic and provide a giveaway. This year, just play! xoxoxo Pam

  8. I love the last one too, I wish I had the patience for hand sewing but I don't!

  9. Hi Sally,
    They are all so pretty, I am tempted to give trying to learn cross-stitching a try! The last pattern I especially like.


  10. Hi Pam! Thank you for clarifying about OWOH! :)

    Happy Monday!

  11. Hi Lori!

    Isn't the last one pretty?! I agree, hand stitching can be very crazy making - I alternate between in driving me buggy and loving it - it's all about the mood I'm in. Thankfully most days it's calming.

    Happy Monday!

  12. Hi Stephanie!

    The last design seems to be the winner! :)

    I'm guessing you'd enjoy cross stitch since your dolls are so intricate. Let me know if you give it a try!

    Happy Monday!