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

Friday, October 18, 2013

An Autumn Walk!

Hello!
I went for a walk around my house today with my dog, Wilbur. 
It was such a beautiful day!

 One red tree.











Love the red berries on the green leaves!













A confused dandelion.













My husband named this tree "Gary".
He did.
I don't know why. :)
I thought it was interesting that half still had leaves, and the other half was naked.















Beautiful red bushes.
Jim, that fence still needs work.











Yes, the sky was THAT blue. Crazy blue.













Aren't those colors amazing?!













 Back pasture with the red tree.














Yellow. Green. Red.













This is why it's called "fall".












Another confused flower!

















And another.













And another! What are these little guys thinking? It was 40 degrees this morning! Of course it's still 70 during the day.











Puffy clouds and pines.
My husbands mother planted these pines in our yard when they were tiny and now they are at least twice as tall as our house!











HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!





Now go back to the beginning and click on them to see them even bigger and better!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

One last Halloween Witchy design JUST in time!
Wow that rhymes!
Actually, Four Designs in One! :)

























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

Or here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/stitcherhood

Friday, September 20, 2013

Published AGAIN!!
Just Cross Stitch Magazine 2013 Special Christmas Ornaments Issue!
Happy! Happy! Happy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beautiful finishing by Faye Riggsbee  - carolinastitcher 
http://carolinastitcher.blogspot.com  

Thanks Faye!!! 
:)