Saturday, January 23, 2016


I made this pattern to stitch for Christmas for a lovely lady I know who loves anything swirly. 

After waking up to 8 inches of snow this morning, I thought "What better day to release a beachy design!" 

Available here:
or here:


Friday, November 13, 2015

New Design!
TWO fun, whimsical Christmas designs for any fan of  Santa!
 Available here:
or here:


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Freebie Time!!!

Enjoy!! :)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Hey! Hey!
Happy Halloween! (Almost.)
We have had our first day with a nip in the air, just today, in SE Ohio.
Crisp air, crunchy leaves.
I smell pumpkins and cider and candy corn!

2 new designs for all of the witches and Halloween freaks out there!

Available here:

and here


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Heeelllooo People!
I have a new design.
What do you think?
Available on my website:

Or in my Etsy shop:


Friday, June 19, 2015

A freebie for July 4th.
Feel free to share...
Enjoy! :)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hello friends!

A stitcher friend asked if I had a pattern for "Grandpas" to go with my "Grandmas" design. I did not, so I made one. With all that my dad went through this week, he had a heart attack and went through quadruple bypass surgery on Monday and came out of it like a champ - and being an excellent grandpa himself - it just seemed perfect!

Here's my newest design "Grandpas", for my dad! :)

Available here:

and here:

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hello everyone!

Just finished a new design!

Available here:
or here:

Happy Valentines Day!!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

2 Free Valentine Designs... Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Sorry I've been so busy, but I do have a new design ready. Just a simple little design... hope you like it!

Available here:
or here:

Thanks!  :)

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!