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You know what this post means: new month, new pattern! I designed this one exclusively with brand new beginners in mind: just a few colors, a few stitches, and boom — a tiny little camera. So cute, right? If it could talk, you know it would be in a little cartoon voice, don’t you think? Ha!
Every first of the month, I add a new pattern to my Cross Stitch Library. Over time, I’ve been accumulating so many that it inspired an entire new website that I launched earlier this year called NeedleSpark. The way that it works is that when I release new patterns, old patterns go into the “archive” and are available to NeedleSpark members only. As 2022 draws to a close, I’ve also been working hard behind the scenes to design and release new ones for 2023. Want to see what these look like in advance? Check them out below:
I only release ONE pattern per month over here on the UDH blog, so If you think you might be interested in getting early access to the 2023 releases, head over to the new site and become a member. You’ll find not only archived patterns that you can’t get over not the blog anymore, but lots of other patterns I have never released anywhere else. I add several new patterns each month, sometimes even whole collections (like telescope images! I’m working on a moth/butterfly release and a Christmas release as we speak and take suggestions for future designs!). You can still get significant savings on the membership cost if you join by the end of the year, so head on over and join today (email subscribers: check your emails for an exclusive discount code).
Frequently Used Cross Stitch Supplies
Alrighty, about this new pattern: I wrote a simple tutorial a while back for how to get started with cross stitch, and I’ve been thinking about what makes a “beginner” pattern great. I think this one may be the one I point to for a while as a good option to start with. It’s small and uses only a few colors, so it’s easy to complete in one or two sittings and focus on. That can be important for folks like me who like to see results fairly quickly with new skills. The satisfaction and sense of accomplishment can go a long way to staying interested in a new craft and try another. If you’ve been considering a new craft as a way to relax from a busy job, a way to wind down, etc. cross stitch is a PERFECT hobby for that! It requires inexpensive supplies, you can put it away and pick it up again as often as you need (doesn’t “go bad”), pick big or small projects, complete entire collections for displaying your other passions (I often tell folks that if they love plants but struggle keeping them alive, stitch ’em instead!), and they make nice gifts for folks who are looking for a new hobby.
how to get this pattern
Join our Community
Existing subscribers: head over to the Cross Stitch Patterns Library (button below) and enter the password. If you need help, hit the FAQ area on the page or look to your monthly email updates for info.
If you haven’t yet joined the subscriber list, head to the library and sign up for free! Once you confirm your subscription, you’ll receive a welcome email with the password to access all the currently available patterns.
pattern time limit
Patterns are available for free for a limited time to make room for new designs. To get access to the entire archive and lots more patterns, check out our membership site, NeedleSpark!