About Me

Welcome! I'm Kathleen Berlew, a compulsive stitcher and crafter. I sew, embroider, knit, and crochet. And I cross-stitch--a lot. I'm always looking for something new to make, and when I find it, I sometimes get carried away. (Ask my family about the scarf invasion of 2013!)

On this blog I'll be sharing simple projects that I hope will inspire your craft compulsion. I'll also let you know when my designs are featured in craft magazines. So far my credits include Craft IdeasJust CrossStitch, Cross-Stitch & Needlework, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts and More, and--coming soon--Make It Yourself.
When I'm not stitching and crafting (or more accurately, while I'm stitching and crafting) I love spending time with my amazing family and watching British mysteries and campy sci-fi films. I also like to cook and read, but I can't do either of those with an embroidery hoop in my hand.
These are a few of my favorite projects . . .


  1. Hi
    I'm looking for the pattern pieces for the Ice Guys penquin bags. Are they available online?
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Linda,

      The patterns for the penguin gift bags are only available in the Fall/Winter issue of Make It Yourself magazine. It's available now on newsstands. (I usually find it at my local grocery store, at craft stores, and Walmart.) You can also purchase the magazine online. Here's the link to the Make It Yourself site: https://makeityourselfmagazine.com/magazine/
      Happy stitching--and Merry Christmas!