Monday, June 17, 2019

New "FLOWER" design - now ONLY at Heart's Desire in Wichita

Is  cross stitching your "heart's desire"? In my hometown of Wichita, Kansas this is the name of our fabulous local needlework shop - Heart's Desire. Don't you think it's the perfect name for a cross stitch store?!

I've been shopping and hanging out at Heart's Desire long before I thought about designing. I've followed them faithfully to 3 different locations. I remember when my girls were babies and I loaded them up - strategically planning around nap times - for a little cross stitch therapy for myself. Heart's Desire has been my "happy place" for decades!

Debbie (the owner) and her team have been super important to L*K over the years. I use them for all of my framing, which has been incredibly helpful. Debbie has also been my faithful proof reader - a tricky job, for sure. Heart's Desire is also my go to place for extra supplies and advice on projects in progress. Sometimes you just need an extra set of eyes...or 2 or 3...when a project needs help.

***To celebrate our special relationship with Debbie and the HD gang, I've designed an exclusive project just for Heart's Desire.

It's called FLOWER...and you guessed's a bouquet of summer flowery happiness! We've included a small silver heart charm, just to make sure Alan hasn't forgotten how to put charms in tiny bags.

Linda from Heart's Desire stitched these darling "littles" from FLOWER

FLOWER design will only be available from Heart's Desire, so if you need some "flower power" in your life...and don't live near Wichita,'s how to contact them.

Heart's Desire

Do you see a road trip to Kansas in your future? If you've never been to Heart's Desire, I have to tell's worth it! Heart's Desire is a gorgeous, large shop in a cool historic building just east of scenic downtown "Ta-town". There's a huge selection of everything cross stitch, displayed in beautiful vignettes and themes. It's a delight to visit!

I'll be at Heart's Desire on Saturday, June 22 from 11AM - 1 PM. I'll be happy to sign your Flower pattern, or just enjoy a chat together.

Let's enjoy a FLOWER (in stitches) together this summer!


  1. So cute! I was born in Salina, and lived in the area-Solomon, Salina until I was 5 years old, then we moved back to Lawrence for a few years but now back in Indiana. Kansas will always hold a special place in my heart. I may have to call for this pattern!!!

  2. I love Hearts Desire! I have been there to shop and get together with Kansas Stitchers. I also would love to meet you but I am having surgery on the 20th. Darn I do not think I could make the 2 hour trip.

  3. Oh the Stitchers in Wichita are so lucky to have such a lovely store. I will definitely stop by if I am ever in the area. The flower pattern is Sweet!

  4. This is such a pretty pattern! I received my signed-by-you copy in the mail today - so exciting!!!