Sew Deadly – Issue #131

Posted on Mar 16 2016

Marcy’s Musings

Here’s a beautiful Celtic shamrock for you to cross-stitch! I realize you only have one day until St. Patrick’s Day, but I believe you could stitch this in a few hours. Get the pattern here.


Sew Deadly – Issue #108

Posted on Feb 04 2015

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Look at this beautiful cross-stitch pattern! It’s called “wedding,” but it would be lovely for Valentine’s Day too. And you still have time to make it.

For the pattern, click here. The page is in French, but you can easily translate it. (I used the Chrome browser, and it asked me if I’d like the page translated.) To access the pattern, click the link on the page that says Mari_s.  This will bring up the pattern, and you may print it out.

Happy stitching!

Sew Deadly – Issue 94

Posted on Apr 30 2014

Marcy’s Musings

It’s not too early to start stitching something beautiful for Mother’s Day! Cross {re} Stitched blog offers free cross-stitch charts for the occasion, including patterns for moms-to-be and new moms.

cuts_babybagIf you make something, please share it with us! Post a photo in the comments!




Sew Deadly – Issue 93

Posted on Apr 16 2014

Marcy’s Musings


Do you have time to stitch up a quick Easter gift? If so, check out this adorable pattern from Just Cross Stitch magazine. M53351_Tisket_300

pattern_springbunny_main1If you crochet, you might want to make these adorable “pets” for someone you love!

How cute are they?!

If you prefer needlepoint, you might want to check out the patterns from Free

Or how about a quick card? Take a look at this pattern from Stitching Cards.fr7



Sew Deadly – Issue 90

Posted on Mar 05 2014

Marcy’s Musings

Isn’t this an exciting time of year? It’s almost spring! If you enjoy St. Patrick’s Day as much as my green-beer-drinking friends at the Brew Crew, you might want to make this adorable cross-stitch pattern from To see the pattern larger and get the full stitching instructions, check out the pattern here!


Sew Deadly – Issue 88

Posted on Feb 05 2014

Marcy’s Musings

Okay, I misspoke in my last issue. But that’s okay. I couldn’t wait another day to share this with you. Isn’t she beautiful? I think she’s as ready for springtime as I am! And she’s on this blog of free cross-stitch designs. My only problem is that I can’t click through to the pattern. Can you? If so, or if you know how I can get this pattern, will you let me know?! Thank you!


Sew Deadly – Issue 83

Posted on Dec 11 2013

Marcy’s Musings

A free pattern…and what I’m wishing you this holiday season….


Sew Deadly – Issue 68

Posted on May 15 2013

Marcy’s Musings

Hi, there! Can you believe it’s the middle of  May already? Before you know it, you’ll be sitting on the beach or by the pool. The laughter of children will be your background music as you read a good book (an embroidery mystery, maybe?). So, here’s a quick and easy bookmark you can make to help keep your place while your read. I made this one for Sadie, but you can use the middle space to write any name you’d like.

Sadie's Bookmark

Sew Deadly – Issue 66

Posted on Apr 17 2013

Marcy’s Musings

I have lots of people come into the Seven-Year Stitch looking for cross-stitch and needlework magazines. Fortunately, I keep several in stock. If you don’t live near Tallulah Falls, however, you might want to look for these magazines online:

Cross-Stitch & Needlework – May 2013 issue features some adorable patterns, including some designed specifically for children. What a creative way to keep little hands busy during rainy spring days!

Just Cross Stitch – Site features some cute free patterns in addition to subscriber information.

Cross Stitch Gold – This magazine’s 100th anniversary issue hit stands on February 12, 2013.

Needlepoint Now –  The March/April 2013 issue features a daffodil pattern as well as a Keep Calm design!

Inspirations – This is an online magazine from Australia. Click the link to check out the beautiful miniature stumpwork on the current cover!

Sew Deadly – Issue 31

Posted on Sep 28 2011

Marcy’s Musings

Everywhere I go, I’m seeing Halloween stuff–even the pet store! That means we have only a month to get our cards, jar lids, fingertip towels, bibs, or any other decorations made prior to the big day. I’ve provided a very simple Halloween pattern for you in my embroidery patterns. Please note that I was having trouble with my printer today and had to color in my pumpkin’s orange. As a result, he looks a bit…well, varigated. If you prefer this look, you can probably achieve the affect with varigated orange floss. In fact, I think that might be pretty cute!

Spotlight: Links to Additional Halloween Projects

Here are some other quick and easy (and some free!) Halloween projects you might enjoy:

Halloween Redwork

Free from Craftzine

Mouse & Pumpkin

From Feeling Stitchy

From Secrets of Embroidery

Machine Embroidery Designs

Tea Towel Patterns

Halloween Gift Bag to Knit

Cross Stitch Patterns from The Floss Box