Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

3 New Christmas Designs!


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:
OR here in PDF:

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! :)


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!


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:

Available here on my website in PDF version:

Happy Fall!


Friday, October 18, 2013

An Autumn Walk!

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!


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:

Or here:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Published AGAIN!!
Just Cross Stitch Magazine 2013 Special Christmas Ornaments Issue!
Happy! Happy! Happy!
Beautiful finishing by Faye Riggsbee  - carolinastitcher  

Thanks Faye!!! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A visitor.

Look who came to visit outside of our kitchen window this evening! 
Do you see her? 
Isn't she beautiful?
She visits in the mornings & at dusk.
She likes to eat the crab apples that have fallen off the tree. 
Occasionally a smaller fawn is with her. 

Makes me smile. :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's a beautiful day.
Wanna go for a walk around my yard?

King Fuzzy.
All hail fuzzy.

 The pasture in the afternoon sun.
I named this one Goldie.
Look at that sweet face!

 Big blue sky with wispy white clouds.
 My hubby found this amazing spider web.
 No wonder I'm sneezing but I still love the colors. Especially since soon it will be a black-n-white winter world.
Fuzzy follows along. Leaves are beginning to fall.

I hope you all are enjoying some beautiful Autumn weather too!
:)  ~Maria

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Here's a giggle for all of us crafty folks! :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

They're ready!!!
Just in time. 
School started, temperatures are cooler, leaves are just starting to cover my
    yard & crunch under my feet...
It's fall!
And THAT means Halloween! :)

3 new designs just in time for some spooky stitchin'!

Available here:
or here:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Here's another older freebie for you.....

Title:    Freebie RIP!
Author:    The Stitcherhood
Copyright:    2009

Stitch Count:    47 W x  26 H
circle =  DMC 310 - black
square =  DMC 920 - orange

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thought you might enjoy an old freebie...

Title:    Freebie Boo!
Author:    The Stitcherhood
Copyright:    2008
Stitch Count:    35 x 43
DMC 310 - black or any color of your choice


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Halloween sneak peek.... 


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hi Friends!

So sorry I've been away for so long! Things have been crazy and busy -  I'm sure you know what that's like!

I've been working on some Halloween designs and have a new design published in "Just Cross Stitch" magazine. So proud to be published AGAIN in such a wonderful magazine! My favorite. ;)

Check this out when you have a minute:
It's a pattern called "Eek".
 I hope to have 3 new Halloween designs stitched and charted by the end of the week-end (I'll share some sneak peeks if I can get my camera working) and I'll letcha know when they are ready to jump out of the nest.

I really WILL try to post more often. I sometimes feel like I have nothing really cool cross stitch related, or even just interesting to say, so I don't bother - BUT I might broaden my scope to everything funny, beautiful, AND cross stitch.

Would that interest you all?

THANKS & Take Care! :)

~ Maria

Monday, June 10, 2013

They're Here!

Finally!   I have 4 new designs ready!
Sorry for the wait. 
It's been a long, weird few months... but here they are... :)


All available here...

or here:

How are you? 
What have you been up to? ;)