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....
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

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!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall is already here in Ohio.
I have a new design ready for it!
Available here in PDF format:
and here in PDF and Leaflet versions:


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hi friends and folk!

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

2014 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Issue

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:

Thanks all!

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 : in PDF format.

OR in my Etsy shop :
in both leaflet and PDF forma.

Hope you all are enjoying the last of summer!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014


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!

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 -
Available here in leaflet and PDF -

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


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:

Or here in paper leaflet:

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:

and here in both PDF and leaflet:

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

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! :)

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!

~ Maria

Thursday, January 30, 2014

 Hello Folks!
I've got 2 NEW designs!

Available here:
or here:

What are you all up to?

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!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thanks to you all that left me such kind comments in the last post! 
They make me so happy! :)
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!

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!
:) xoxo


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