Kick Up the Caffeine – It’s Back to School Time!

Fresh and Hot Coffee cross stitch pattern

Christmas break is finally over, which means it’s back to school time! Back to routine. 6am alarm clock, waking my 8-year-old up to get ready (over and over again, until he finally rolls out of bed to get dressed and eat his oatmeal), packing lunches, feeding my 1-year-old, getting my hubby out the door so my son is on time for school…

And none of these things can happen without my coffee. I made sure to set the autotimer last night so that it would be ready first thing! Nothing like waking up to the smell of fresh java. Mmmmm…

What better way to celebrate the return to the early mornings than to roll out a brand new coffee pattern? You can find this peppy little number on Etsy and eBay.

Finished piece will be about 9.25 x 14.5 inches, based on an 18 ct. Aida cloth (size will vary slightly, depending on the size canvas you select – the stitch count is 168×260). The entire pattern is full X stitches, so it’s great for any level stitcher.

Thanks so much! Hope you have a great, coffee-filled morning, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

Friday Freebie – Vintage Pumpkin Patch Cross-Stitch Pattern Download

FREE Vintage Pumpkin Patch Pattern

Welcome to my Bella Stitchery blog, and I am so happy to give you today’s freebie pattern!

I made it just last night with the help of a Vintage Thanksgiving illustration, Photoshop, my cross-stitch software, and some late-night coffee (love the Caramel Brulée Latte from Starbucks).

starbucks

Simply click here to download the pattern, complete with DMC floss requirements. All the stitches are full X stitches, so it’s great for any level of cross-stitcher. This piece will be approximately 20×12.25 inches, based on a 14 count fabric (you can use any size you like, however) and the stitch count is 280×173.

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Thanks so much, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve