Long overdue

Below is one of my first cross stitch patterns stitched by Svanhvit Reith. It has taken me a looooong time to finish the model because I could not decide what to do with it. Finally it came to me… a dream pillow!

Instructions how to make the pillow is not included in the pattern  (I’m far from an expert in sewing)… but this is how I made it;

I used some muslin to create a pillow which contains the herbs. This pillow will fit inside the pillow that I made of the stitched Mandala.

The outer pillow (made with the stitched Mandala) contains some fiberfill. Instead of stitching all 4 sides you add velcro to one side so that changing the inside bag will be nice and easy.

The dried herbs inside the bag are (as little or as much as you prefer):

  • 2 tablespoons Lavender (relaxing sleep)
  • 2 teaspoons Chamomile (relaxing sleep)
  • 2 teaspoons Hop (restful sleep and healing)
  • 2 tablespoons Rose Petals (any color as long as they are fragrant and not chemically treated)

It suits the subject of the Mandala and I like the end result… and the smell.

Thank you Svanhavit for your wonderful stitch work!


Plant A Tree

A  new pattern  is now available in my shop – Plant A Tree. I finished it into a little wall hanging embellished with a ribbon trim.

Time for a freebie and more

Today I hit the big numbers… and I don’t mean the lottery *wink*. To celebrate this ‘big birthday’ I want to share with you a special free pattern.

The title of the free pattern is ‘Friends’ …. because stitching friends are the best and so important in our life! May I thank you all for popping in every once so often to read my life ramblings and for being wonderful!

Just click on the picture and it will take you to my website where you can download the pattern. Have fun stitching!

Something more to share one of my free patterns stitched by Hilda. Wonderful finish!


Yes I know I’ve been away for a long time… in case there is anyone left wondering … I am still here… just very quiet and I have not much worth sharing … until today :)

Anyway onto the sharing … today I want to show you the Autumn Patch pattern stitched by Merline. I love the button on the side, her choice of fabric and the beautiful scissors!