Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hello all!

I wanted to share... I received a lovely email from Pam in Virginia who said she stitched my "Ice Cube Dudes" and was kind enough to share some photos!






















Aren't they lovely?!
Thanks Pam.  I love see photos of finishes!
:)
~ Maria

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Hi My Friends! 

Hope you all had a LOVELY Thanksgiving!

You know what's next....
CHRISTMAS!
I love it! 

Magic, gifts, family, food, friends, more magic, 
cookies, Christmas Carols, Christmas movies, 
more food, more magic....

I love love love love love Christmas!
:)  
Here's some Christmas {{{hugs}}}

NOW - some Christmas Cross Stitch!

Available in my Etsy shop in both PDF and leaflet version here:
or thru my website in PDF version here:

This a companion to my "Autumn Urn" available here:

More soon - hope you all are well. 

PS - 
I would LOVE some comments - if not about this design - about your Thanksgiving, your upcoming Christmas plans, what you are currently stitching - what you are reading, your favorite holiday movie - whatever! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hellooooo!
Here's a new one...
























A simple primitive design for Thanksgiving - or anytime! Says "I am Thankful..." then you complete that sentence in your mind every time you read it. Living with an attitude of gratitude will lead to happiness, and just a better world in general, me thinks!!!

This one is ONLY available from me (no distributors) and only in PDF...

Enjoy my friends!!!
~M

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall is already here in Ohio.
I have a new design ready for it!
Available here in PDF format:
http://www.thestitcherhood.com/patterns/
and here in PDF and Leaflet versions:

:)
~M







Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hi friends and folk!

I wanted to announce that I have TWO ornament designs published in TWO magazines!

Yay!
2014 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Issue

and
2014 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Issue

I am so very thrilled & honored to be included in my favorite magazine with SO MANY wonderful designers! 





Many thanks to my brilliant & talented finisher Faye "carolinastitcher".
Check out her blog here:
http://carolinastitcher.blogspot.com/p/products-and-services.html

Thanks all!
~M

Saturday, August 30, 2014

New Design!

Hello Friends! I have a new design ready for Halloween!




A fun, whimsical and primitive feather tree for Halloween. A leafless tree decorated like a Christmas tree, but decorated with pumpkins, tombstones, skeleton keys, spiders, moons, crows, corn, witch hats, candles, and a black cat on top like the star and one wandering on the ground. Surrounded by a dark gray border... perfect primitive decoration for your Autumn decor!

Available on my website :  www.thestitcherhood.com in PDF format.

OR in my Etsy shop : www.etsy.com/shop/stitcherhood
in both leaflet and PDF forma.

Hope you all are enjoying the last of summer!

~M

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Published!

I've been published in my first hard back book!
So excited. 
I've had designs in several magazines, but this is my first REAL book!
If you get a chance, check it out, it's a lovely collection!
:)
Maria





Monday, July 14, 2014

work work work :)

Hello! Hello! 
Sorry I've been gone for so long, I've got (another) new job that is keeping me busy. 

I now have 2 jobs in addition to "The Stitcherhood" (a labor of love, however mostly for fun... copyright violations (theft) make it virtually impossible for many designers to make a living with just designing.

Last October,  I got a job with the "Athens Area Arts" a local group that promotes all local art events (music, dance, theater, painting, photography, sculpture, poetry - you name it, we promote it!). I really enjoy it.

NOW I've got an additional new job as the business manager at our local dance studio, "Factory Street Studio" (which is awesome because my daughter takes 6 classes there a week - tap, ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, hip hop - and I feel like I'm always there anyway!)... my dream job!

I am so blessed - I love ALL of my jobs! :)

I do still plan to keep designing - it is my passion - and here is my latest release:
























Available here in PDF -  http://thestitcherhood.com/patterns/red-skies-144-new-p-162.html
Available here in leaflet and PDF - https://www.etsy.com/shop/stitcherhood

Hope you all are doing well and enjoying the summer! 
Hugs,
~ Maria

Friday, July 4, 2014

Hope you have a safe, relaxing, fun FOURTH!

                                                  ~ Maria

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A new freebie for you...

Hello friends!
I've got a new freebie for you, 
a small July 4th design 
perfect for cards, pinkeeps, 
tea towels, ornaments, 
whateva !

Feel free to share.... 
and send in your finished photos 
so I can share them with everyone!

Happy Stitchin'!
=)
~ Maria 



PS - If you have any trouble - 
let me know and I can send you a PDF version. 
:)



Friday, June 6, 2014

Summertime...

It's time for another Patriotic Design!

 Makes me want to march around in a funny red, 
white & blue hat with sparklers in one 
hand eating watermelon with the other in my 
swimsuit singing the Star Spangled Banner!
(Wait - no one wants to see THAT... or HEAR that!)
 Maybe you should just STITCH it! 

Available here:


or here:


Hope you are having a lovely summer so far!



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hi guys!
 
I've got a new design to release...


























Available here in PDF:
http://www.thestitcherhood.com/patterns/

Or here in paper leaflet:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/stitcherhood

I enjoyed reading what some of you are up too in my last post. Howz about the rest of you? :)  No matter what you're up too... Hope you're all doing well!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This made me laugh...


What are you all up to?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2 New designs!

Hello my friend!

I've got 2 new designs ready! 
I know, I know.... it's about time! :)

Here is "Little Black Dress Forms" for those of us that love cross stitch AND sewing...

and here is "Live Life".... Carpe Diem!
























Available here in PDF download:
http://www.thestitcherhood.com/patterns/

and here in both PDF and leaflet:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/stitcherhood

Hope you all are enjoying some Spring weather and lots of cross stitchin'! 
~M



Monday, March 31, 2014

Just back from the Beach!

Hello friends!

I am back from Florida, visiting family, and soaking up all of the warmth and sunshine that Ohio has deprived me of for the last 5 months!

Here is a "selfie" of me at Cocoa Beach.
(I am a beach girl at heart!! :)



















New designs coming very soon!

:) Smiles! :)
Maria

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

 Last nights pink skies at night were right! 

Beautiful warm day today. 

I hear the spring peepers singing.

The crocuses are sprouting!



My toes are bare and oh so happy! 
Yay... It's SPRING!

Monday, March 3, 2014

I like this quote....



How true.
Hope you have time for art every day!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

xoxo
~ Maria

Thursday, January 30, 2014

 Hello Folks!
I've got 2 NEW designs!
:)



Available here:
or here:


What are you all up to?
~M

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Megan has taken my freebie and made it even better!
LOVE it!


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Another one... sooo pretty!
Thanks for sharing Kimberly!
:)
~Maria



Friday, January 24, 2014

 Heeelllooo!
Thanks to you all that left me such kind comments in the last post! 
They make me so happy! :)
AND
I've got my first photo of a finish! 
It's lovely - stitched by Mary. 
She asked if it was ok to change the colors and I say Yes! :) I encourage everyone to use any of their favorite color(s) and/or fabrics for any/all of my designs. I adore seeing them stitched in different ways using your own special creativity.
Thanks Mary!
Keep 'em coming!
~Maria




Friday, January 17, 2014

Hello friends!
Sorry to have been missing for so long!
To make it up to you, I have a new Valentine Freebie to offer!
Forgive?
:) xoxo

Maria
























PS - How will you finish this? A card? An ornament? A pinkeep? 
Please share pictures!  I LOVE to see how my designs end up! :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

3 New Christmas Designs!

Hello!

I've got three new designs ready for Christmas!

We've been experiencing some crazy winter weather here in Ohio. I hope you all are staying warm and finding time to sit in a comfy place to relax & stitch.

Don't forget to treat yourself this holiday season! :) 
You deserve it!























Available here in PDF or leaflet:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/stitcherhood
OR here in PDF:
http://www.thestitcherhood.com/patterns/

Sunday, November 24, 2013

It's not often (or maybe never before) 
that I laugh out loud from a cross stitch design. 
BUT,  I did with this one! 


I have no idea who designed it, or even stitched it, 
a friend sent me the photo...
BUT, it DID make me giggle. 
:)  Maria

Friday, November 22, 2013

Giveaway for Gratitude! :)

Hello!

I've been cleaning for Thanksgiving and feeling grateful. So happy to be alive, and with my family- some of which will be arriving soon, hense the mad scramble to dust and clean!

Anyway, while cleaning, I found 4 of my leaflet patterns that were a goof on the front page (lack of ink - so dim black-n-white printing without the usual color) BUT with the black-n-white graph and legend perfectly clear and intact on the back. These are wonky - but still very stitchable! (See below for photos)

So - I hate to simply throw them away. I can't sell them, as they are imperfect (aren't we all), but I thought I might give them away? Yep - so....

The first 4 people to respond to my post with a name will receive one of these weird misprinted patterns that are still very stitchable. Please just leave your name & email and I will contact you for address so privacy is intact. As far as email addresses - you can put a space between to avoid spam from others - like mine would be mae @ thestitcherhood .com.  Space before and after @ and before the .whatever

The 4 free patterns are:
#129 Teach Peace
#128 - Funshine
#127 - My Blue Heaven
#126 - Grandmas

While posting - leave your name, email address and which pattern you choose.

First come first serve.

             Patterns all fine - just minus color (or most of the color)

  Backs with patterns in perfect state. Ready to be stitched and enjoyed!

:)

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Thanks and Blessed Be!

~Maria

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hello friends!

I've finished a new design. 
"Give Thanks"
A wonderful reminder year round, but made especially with Thanksgiving in mind. Stitching in Autumn colors and with Amish style star designs. 

























Available here in my Etsy shop in both PDF AND leaflet versions:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/stitcherhood

Available here on my website in PDF version:
http://thestitcherhood.com/patterns/give-thanks-p-150.html

Happy Fall!

~M