Saturday, March 28, 2020

Celebrate Spring Freebie!

What an interesting time in our lives...right?

In the past few weeks I've read so many thoughtful and memorable blogs, and Instagram posts about life with COVID 19. I've watched numerous inspiring stories on TV (being "old" I still watch TV, not just my computer).

I've prayed for family and friends near and far, and prayed more than ever for health professionals around the world.

I don't have any wise words to offer that haven't been said. But I do want to acknowledge the healing power of doing something you love. With that in mind, here's a little Spring freebie to keep your hands and hearts busy.

Click here for Celebrate Spring
Stitch Count is 28W x 41H

I've listed some selected colors, but you are welcome to customize and use whatever you have from your stash. You can also vary the background choose what makes your spring heart happy.

In the days ahead, I'll look forward to seeing your pictures of finished Celebrate Spring projects on our Facebook project sharing page - I Love Stitching Lizzie Kate Designs.

Click here for I Love Stitching Lizzie Kate Designs Facebook page

If you're not already a member of this group, visit and click JOIN and become a part of the celebration.

Our daughter Ali in Barcelona

***I've had a lot of inquiries about our daughter Ali and husband Barclay living in Barcelona. I'm happy to report they and their 2 dogs Henry and Fiona are doing well quarantined in their apartment. If you want to read and see more, click on link to Ali's food blog Gimme Some Oven.

Click here for Ali's blog post about life in Barcelona

Virtual hugs to you all!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The bunnies are BACK!!!

Our favorite rabbit duo are back!!! We're thrilled to bring Clara and Henry O'Hare back, just in time for spring and Easter stitching. Aren't these pastel colors just a breath of spring air?!

Clara and Henry O'Hare

We've updated Clara and Henry with beautiful new fabrics and updated embellishments and they're as adorable as they can be. These two have been out of print for many years. Interestingly, we think they haven't aged a bit...those clever little bunnies!

Clara O'Hare

Clara O'Hare includes straw hat, basket, tiny carrots, buttons, ribbon, garden tools and whiskers. We stitched Clara on beautiful 30 ct. Blush linen and finished her as a 3 dimensional stand-up. 

Henry O'Hare

Henry O'Hare comes with a large garden tool, buttons, silk flower boutonniere, pocket watch with chain (I love his adorable little silver watch chain!).

Clara and Henry O'Hare are available exclusively through our partnership with
When we retired in 2018, we discussed making some classic RETIRED L*K designs available again (as well as trying to maintain our ENTIRE L*K catalog of designs).Thankfully, was willing to put a great amount of effort and resources into L*K, and we are very grateful to their whole team. 

I send extra thanks to Joanne from for finding all of the darling embellishments that make Clara and Henry O'Hare come to life. Most of the original goodies were no longer available - some suppliers were no longer in business. Alan sends extra thanks to the team for assembling all of the embellishment packs. We did thousands of these in the past. It was fun, but tedious. I was happy to stitch the new Henry model!

***I am currently recovering from major surgery 4 weeks ago today (more about that in a future post). I'm so grateful to Alan for his constant care during this period. I am delighted to have these bunnies available at a time I couldn't have accomplished it myself! 

Here's a bit of L*K trivia...
Did you know that Clara O'Hare was the very first stand-up kit L*K ever designed? Back in the day...2003 to be exact...Clara was the new bunny on the block. Bunnies tend to multiply, and our bunny collection grew over the years to include Henry O'Hare (Clara's hubby) and children Paddy and Pansy O'Hare

Alas, all of the bunny kits were eventually retired.. The O'Hares went to that "big rabbit hutch" in the cross stitch sky...until now!

S135 Springtime Sampler

While I was in the springtime (right after Christmas when I was putting away Christmas decor), I designed a little sampler. I collected some of my favorite spring-y motifs and had a fabulous time stitching the model with my favorite spring colors. Can you ever have too many alphabets?!

Here's a link to blog to read about everything new!

I hope these spring stitches bring a bit of spring to your needle and your house. Enjoy!!!