Friday, September 27, 2019

BIG Lizzie*Kate Model Sale!!!

Guess who stitched every single L*K model? That would be ME!!!

I never did figure out how to use a model stitcher. The stitching process was part of my creative process. I made lots and lots of design and thread changes while stitching a model. Often the finished model was quite different than what I originally planned.

Guess who has hundreds of beautiful models that need a new home? That would also be ME!!!

My local needlework shop, Heart's Desire in Wichita, Kansas is having

When? NOW!!!

Debbie and I at Heart's Desire "model mania"

Big models (Flip-it series!!!), small models...

Debbie and the wonderful Heart's Desire staff have been working for weeks to get ready for this event. They've artfully displayed dozens of models, often grouped according to season or theme. There's also a very reasonable price tag attached to each one. The prices are unbeatable - there's no way you could complete the project yourself for these prices.

These are the legit models that I stitched to be photographed for the covers of countless L*K publications. Some of them have also spent time traveling in trunk shows and have seen needlework shops all over the country.

Christmas models...

Old models (that's not referring to Debbie and I), new models...

Want to give an L*K model a good home? Or perhaps purchase it for a gift?

Would you like a specific L*K model?

***Just contact Debbie and the HD gang and they can answer your questions. They're also happy to promptly ship your purchase.

Heart's Desire

If you want to make a field trip to scenic Wichita, here's the address:

Heart's Desire
3210 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67208

Heart's Desire is a super special needlework shop. It's located in an historic area in a beautiful old building with high ceilings and a giant skylight. But even better are the creative displays with antiques and all sorts of goodies spread throughout the large space...with beautiful finished models and cross stitch supplies everywhere! In addition, Debbie does gorgeous custom framing.

I'm delighted to offer these models for sale as a bit of L*K nostalgia...and to clear room in my office and basement. After 22 years designing...190 chartpaks, 170 Flip-its, 134 Snippets, 59 Boxer kits, 95 kits, magazine projects and more...that's a lot of models. Not to mention...many of these publications had multiple models. Yikes!!!

Here's a bit of L*K happiness from my needle to your house!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler is now complete!

Woo hoo! It's finally time for the Part 3 - the third and FINAL part of our Frightful Mystery Sampler!

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Part 3

Can you tell what's different about the Part 3 cover?  It's the giant PHOTO of the finished sampler, of course! 

Until now, there have been no accompanying photos with Part 1 and Part 2. That's the mysterious part!

Now the "mystery" is revealed/SOLVED!!! 

If you're one of those stitchers who can't get into the groove of stitching something "sight unseen", now is the time to join the club and begin your FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler journey...minus the suspense! You'll enjoy a beautiful autumn sampler you will love for years to come.

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Part 1

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Part 2

All 3 parts of FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler are now available for immediate shipment. Part 2 also includes the BONUS design for Just a Little Hocus Pocus. 

FRIGHTFUL Needle Nanny

And don't forget the FRIGHTFUL Needle Nanny to park your needle on your mystery style!

Happy FRIGHTFUL Fall, y'all!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Sweet Summer FREEBIE "Challenge" Update!

Remember the Sweet Summer FREEBIE we posted recently? Have you stitched it yet?

The Sweet Summer "challenge" was to select your own threads for our free graph. You can match threads to colors on graph or go "sweet summer crazy" and do your own colorful thing!

Click HERE for Sweet Summer FREE graph

I'd like to show you some of the darling pics we've seen on the Facebook group - I Love Stitching Lizzie Kate Designs. If I've missed your post, I apologize. I tried to scroll and scroll and find them far.

Denise Paprota Lapp gets "extra credit" for her cute background!

Rita Burris Ellis chose some cool colors!

Love the purple lettering that April Knap chose!

Gotta know what's in that gorgeous blue drink from Luella Zipsie?!

Robin Key Rexroad chose some lovely golden "sunflower" threads for lettering

Adorable summer wreath from Suzanne Patterson Harkinson

Vicki Lee Workman Haynes found the perfect "chair" for her challenge!

Summer is coming to an end, but this FREEBIE is here to stay! Stitch your own Sweet Summer and post a picture on Facebook page I Love Stitching Lizzie Kate Designs.

***If you're not already a member of this closed group, just click join and wait for confirmation. We'd love to welcome you!!

Happy Labor Day holiday everyone!

Friday, August 16, 2019

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Part 2 is ready!

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Part 2 is NOW AVAILABLE!!

Click here for FRIGHTFUL Part 2

Our summer of stitching suspense continues with the second part of the mystery sampler. This portion of the design will be stitched directly below the first part. The graph will show you how to join the's easy!

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Part 2

Also included with Part 2 is our Hocus Pocus BONUS. It uses the same threads as the sampler. Choose your favorite fabric....maybe something from your stash? Enjoy and do your own thing!

Hocus Pocus BONUS Freebie

We finished our Hocus Pocus with a darling orange frame, but the possibilities are endless. Maybe a super cute pillow with some fun trim? A flat finish with some gorgeous Halloween fabric? The choice is yours!

FRIGHTFUL Needle Nanny

And if that isn't enough, there's a new FRIGHTFUL Needle Nanny available! This darling magnetic dot doesn't "reveal" the mystery, but it's a portion of the final design. Which part could it be???

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Part 1

If you haven't started to stitch worries. Our "Halloween party" is just getting spooky. Part 1 is always available. 

The FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler will conclude with the release of Part 3 in September. That's leaves everyone plenty of time to finish before Halloween...or next Halloween. Happy spooky summer!

Monday, August 5, 2019


WHEW! It's hot and sunny here in Kansas. It sure feels like SUMMER!

Family lake photo

Our daughter Ali was recently home from Barcelona, so we imported Jeff and Sarah from Chicago so we could spend some family time together. Sorry, Barclay....we missed you...see you at Christmas!

One morning we had the crazy idea for everyone to go out on the water and take a picture. We emptied our dock of water craft (paddleboards, kayaks) and managed a selfie without any crashes or wet iphones. It seemed like we were practically on top of each other, but it sure doesn't look that way in the photo. Ali was the brave one holding the camera so she's big and we're tiny!

Time in the water is our fave thing to do when it gets hot...what's yours? 
***LEAVE A COMMENT with your favorite summertime "thing" below!

How about finding a cool place to stitch with your favorite drink and relax? And that's even better with a summer FREEBIE!

What's different about our Sweet Summer chart? No, it's not a mistake...the color key is missing. We're challenging you to create your own colorful summer masterpiece. Choose threads from your stash that match our color photo, or change it up completely. It's totally up to you. 

****When you're done stitching your personalized Sweet Summer, snap a quick picture and post it to the I Love Stitching Lizzie Kate Facebook page. If you're not already a member, just click JOIN and you'll be approved soon. You will love this busy, creative Facebook group.

About that Facebook page...we are thrilled to say that membership at I Love Stitching Lizzie Kate Designs just soared over 6000 enthusiastic stitchers. We are thrilled that this community is active and growing!

Stay tuned in the weeks ahead as creative stitchers post their personalized versions of Sweet Summer. Enjoy, everyone!

Monday, July 22, 2019

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Sneak Peek!

It's that time of year again....Mystery Sampler Time!!!

If you haven't heard, we decided to do another Mystery Sampler, and Part 1 is available NOW!!

Our Halloween mystery will be unfolding in 3 parts for a summer of stitching suspense. Part 1 is available NOW...including the optional embellishment pack. Part 2 will be available mid-August, with the final Part 3 coming in mid September.

Just like all mystery samplers, you can't see a pic of the finished sampler yet. I know...that's why it's called a mystery sampler!

But here's a sneak peek photo with the threads we used. Can you uncover some of the mystery by studying the pic below?

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Sneak Peek

***One more thing...FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Part 2 will include a BONUS Halloween design. Check back soon for a preview pic of the "A Little Hocus Pocus" BONUS design.

You're invited to join our "L*K Mystery Sampler Club" and stitch along with cross stitchers all over the world. We promise you a summer of stitching mystery and fun!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

It's Halloween Mystery Sampler Time!

Ready for a summer surprise? We're doing another summer mystery club, and we can't wait to share the news with all of you. Introducing our...

FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Club!

We are partnering with our friends at for our 7th mystery sampler.

What's a mystery sampler? Many of you know because you have joined us for previous Mystery Sampler projects. But for our rookie detectives, it's a sampler that unfolds in parts. The big mystery is...what will it look like?! Because unlike every other L*K project, there is NO PHOTO on the front (I's mysterious!). You receive a portion of the design for 3 months. As you stitch, the project develops and the mystery unfolds!

Mystery Samplers are so fun and popular because it's a giant club with stitchers literally all over the world. And it's our favorite kind of club, because EVERYONE is invited and warmly welcomed.


* 3-part series will be available on July 16, mid-August and mid-September (finished in time for Halloween, of course).

Stitch Count for FRIGHTFUL is 82W x 283H. It's a tall, skinny sampler.

FRIGHTFUL is stitched on Natural Light linen. This beautiful neutral color is available in 28 or 32 count linen, or  Aida. You can also personalize with your own fabric choice.

FRIGHTFUL was stitched with lovely overdyed threads from Weeks Dye Works. We used 11 skeins for the entire project, not including the bonus design. There are also DMC equivalents available.

* We are including a BONUS project with Part 2 of the mystery. More about that later!

FRIGHTFUL Embellishment Pack includes goodies for the large sampler as well as the BONUS design. We've selected some fun buttons from Just Another Button Company as well as beads from Mill Hill.

*We will also have a FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Needle Nanny! Our gal pals at Zappy Dots are making us a spooky collectible FRIGHTFUL"dot". It's the perfect place to park your needle while you're watching the mystery unfold.

Here's a link to a reservation page at

Check back soon here for more FRIGHTFUL Mystery Sampler Club teasers!

Mysteriously yours,