I was thinking the other day that it had been a long time since I had done a Dr. Who cross stitch chart. And that same day there was a request on the facebook page for a cross stitch chart featuring River Song. And now there is no more Dr. Who until November so here is a Dr. Who cross stitch with a River Song theme to it.
Hello peoples! There almost wasn't a cross stitch chart this week. Other things have been going on and inspiration has been diverted to other areas. But today at work I was doing quite a lot of tinkering with entity framework diagrams because microsoft visio totally sucks.
Seriously. Who the frick uses Visio for fricking ANYthing? It is possibly the most useless piece of enterprise crap on the market. Like the architects who develop Visio probably don't use it to do their specifications. Or they would know how SHYTE it is. Why does it even exist?
So I thought I would open this up for discussion. What is your day job? Is there a "standard" tool touted for your profession that is actually the worst thing anyone doing that job could use for doing that job?
Also do you have a rather niche calling for which there are few cross stitch charts? Maybe you know someone in an obscure field for whom you would like to stitch something but there just isn't anything out there for them.
Let me know peoples!
Here is some more geekery for you at my zazzle store:
Hello peoples! This week's free cross stitch chart was inspired by a few things. There are some crazy poofy primulas that have come out in my garden and then I saw a neato quilt design on pinterest that kind of looked like them all in a row.
And then I used to have this mosaic sign thing in my garden that said "Grow". Sadly, the frost finally got the better of it this year and I kind of miss it out there keeping all the flowers in line with a perpetual pep talk. They need it this time of year!
It is a large chart and is posted up on Craftsy as a PDF. You can download it for free! The DMC colour key is included in the chart. The big black letters are proclaiming it to be a free cross stitch chart from Hancock'c House of Happy is NOT in the chart. In case you were worried about that. Click HERE HERE HERE
Welcome to Reader of the Week. A Hancock's House of Happy regular feature showcasing the stitching talents of readers. If you have stitched a Hancock's House of Happy chart send me a link in the comments or in an email to hancockshouseofhappy at googlemail dot com. I will pick my fave and post it up. You will get a link and a picture in your very own post. This week's reader of the week is Lisa Noteboom who was brave enough to taken on Gnoman Bates! Love love love this! Thanks so much for sharing Lisa. I didn't seriously think anyone would stitch this.
Rather than link you out again to another post here is the chart again:
If you want the less scary cute non-homicidal version I am going to make you work for it. Click HERE HERE HERE
Hello peoples! I have been absent for a couple of weeks but am back with a new free cross stitch chart for you featuring some very vintage Pyrex.
There are worse vices than an uncontrollable urge to scour charity and thrift stores for mid-twentieth century glass baking ware at any given opportunity. Such as the excited little SQUEE that escapes one when confronted with the entire contents of someone's poor recently deceased granny's kitchen cupboards crammed higgledy piggledy on the bargain shelf of the local Sally Anne.
While I celebrate my good fortune there is a little sadness that the someone didn't appreciate how magical these things are. They obviously didn't spend hours in the kitchen with their (most likely) female relative waiting to lick out the bowl or learning to make THEEE BEST chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. They have no memory of the delicious alchemy that such practical and durable objects facilitated.
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If you are a vintage Pyrex fan why not check out some of these mugs featuring vintage pyrex-y designs. These will be going down in price as of the 20th of April 2013. Only £12.95! I make about £1.30 on that. I will also be adding some more designs in the near future and you will be able to collect them all.
Hello peoples! I designed and stitched this chart for a friend of mine a little while ago. It is a Beatles themed cross stitched birth sampler. You see the space there is where you put the name and date or birth. This is one of those rare occasions where I actually did some stitching for once!
This chart was too big to post up on the blog. Craftsy is a great way to share and find free crafty things. All you need to do is let them know your email address. Don't worry, they aren't spammy or anything and you get access to lots of great free crafting content. Like my cross stitch charts! I don't benefit directly from sending readers their way but I really like their site because it has enabled me to share bigger charts in a better way with you guys.
And don't forget to tell me about your Hancock's House of Happy stitching adventures. I have had many emails in the last little while from readers who have been doing great things with some of the free charts. I will be posting these up over the next few weeks.