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New Free Chart – Tantalizing Triangles

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I have added a new free chart for everyone to stitch and enjoy. The free Tantalizing Triangles Cross Stitch pattern was inspired by an office supply! Can you guess which one?

If you stitch any of the free patterns, please be sure to post a photo on Connie Gee’s Designs Facebook page!

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Thought for the Week

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Stitch your stress away. (Author Unknown)

I like to get to the airport early so I can have a few moments to stitch before I board the plane. It helps with my stress level! I have found that any time I am stressing about life, a few stitches always help to put things to rights or at least to make me feel a little better about things.

Does stitching help you de-stress too?

What’s Up in the Crafty Blogosphere?

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2011 at 6:00 am


Here’s what’s up – check it out!

  • Carmi’s Art/Life World
    Carmi has a week of posts about the Chicago Craft and Hobby show.
  • Connie Gee’s Designs
    Quilts are Connie’s favorite subject to stitch and she’s got a comfy one for you to stitch this week.
  • Craft Buds
    Mary and Lindsay went to the CHA trade show in Chicago this week, and show off some crafting technology along with some pretty fabric flowers and stamped metal jewelry.
  • Craftside
    This week at Craftside there is a vintage pattern for a knit sweater, an interview with Kate Bingaman-Burt featured in the 365 book, a Steampunk ring from 1,000 Steampunk Creations, and news about a new graphic design website-RockPaperInk.com, and call for entries.
  • Crafty Princess Diaries
    A storage cabinet seems to be the answer for storing all her craft club gear, but this isn’t an easy decision for the Crafty Princess to make.
  • Eileen – The Artful Crafter
    Who doesn’t recycle cards and gift bags these days? This was a real simple recycling project. Look at the card Jackie gave Eileen for her birthday; and then how Jackie received it back on hers!
  • Lindsay Sews
    Check out some highlights in craft booth design from the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in Chicago.
  • Mixed Media Artist
    Make an easy-peasy summer breezy hair tie from a strip of lace, a button, a jump ring, and an elastic band!
  • Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
    How to make digital camo quilt block inspired by the book Dare to be Square Quilting.
  • About Family Crafts
    Bored kids? Browse through this craft kit guide, all listed by age, with your kids and let them pick out one or more that appeals to them!

  • Aileen’s Musings
    Aileen took the inchie challenge this week creating a 1 inch book, and shows you how you can make one too!

Halloween Kitty WIP

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2011 at 6:00 am

Design copyright Kooler Design Studio


This is my current project – it is from the Kooler Design Studios Calendar set. I am using DMC floss and DoveStitch Halloween Check Aida in 14-count. I stitched the outline of the kitty’s body so it will be a great portable project. I plan to work on the head soon because it is creeping me out for him to be headless!

What are you working on right now?

Visit my website at Connie Gee’s Designs for free patterns and more.

Thought for the Week

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Denis Waitley:
All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners… looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing… not moving toward excellence.

More Insightful Quotes…

Create with Crafty Bloggers

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm


Here’s what some of my favorite crafty bloggers have been up to this week!

  • Aileen’s Musings
    Aileen’s been creating in the kitchen again and offers you a printable White Lemon Tea Cake recipe card.

  • Carmi’s Art/Life World
    Carmi paints two tiny canvases which she glazes with resin.
  • Craftside
    This week at Craftside there are two free clip art images and a paper 3-D letter idea, a tutorial on how to sew swag curtains without a pattern, a recipe for smoked salmon and goat cheese scrambled eggs, info on Craftside at the UK Knitting and Stitching show along with Dawn DeVries Sokol’s doodle camp.

  • Eileen – The Artful Crafter
    Take a few moments to peek into the world of another artist: Scrap Girl and SG Product Designer, Brandy Murry. You may find some inspiration to help you grow in your art.

  • Mixed Media Artist
    Cyndi gets inspired by Teresa Stanton to make a really fun steampunk cuff bracelet!
  • About Family Crafts
    This week’s craft challenge is all about making bookmarks. Do you have one to submit?

Visit my website at Connie Gee Designs for free charts and more information.

Stitching the Night Away

In Uncategorized on July 14, 2011 at 6:30 am

Cross stitch supplies, free cross stitch patterns, cross stitch project ideas and more at Stitching the Night Away
Loretta Oliver is the dynamo behind Stitching the Night Away. It is a great online Cross Stitch shop I am happy to recommend. It’s more than a shop though. Loretta offers so much more. She’s also on the cutting edge – she recently offered a fabric calculator app that I would so have if I had a cool phone instead of the clunker I currently own.

Loretta offers a wide range of kits and supplies, but she also has helpful tutorials and free charts too. Visit Stitching the Night Away today!

Visit my website at Connie Gee Designs for free charts and more information.

Free Priority or Option Saying

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2011 at 6:30 am

Design for Personal Use Only - Not to be Kitted or Resold

When I saw this saying on one of my friends Facebook posts, it resonated with me – I have been in relationships where I let people make me an option instead of a priority – and I have also been guilty of making someone an option when they should have been a priority! I strive to avoid both situations now.

Stitch the free Priority or Option Saying design in the floss colors of your choice – I chose red and black because those are my favorite colors.

Visit my website at Connie Gee Designs for free charts and more information.

Sign Up for the Connie Gee’s Designs Newsletter!

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2011 at 12:52 am

If you want to keep up with all the latest happenings at Connie Gee’s Designs, you will want to sign up for the newsletter! Find out when new free charts are added, new charts are available for purchase and so much more!

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Crafty Bloggers Updates!

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm


Here’s what some of my favorite crafty bloggers are up to this week:

  • About Family Crafts
    Want to get a jump start on Christmas crafting? Check out these Christmas in July crafting ideas!
  • Aileen’s Musings
    Aileen’s gal pal Christy offers up some scrumptious journal backgrounds, and how she achieved each one!
  • Carmi’s Art/Life World
    There is a new give-a-way for a jewelery mold that Carmi wants you to know about!
  • Craftside
    This week at Craftside there is a fun tutorial on how to fold an origami fractal geometric, how to create Audrey Hepburn eye makeup, draw and paint Pin-Up Girl lips, two American Flag themed art quilts and Los Angeles Swap-o-rama info.
  • Eileen – The Artful Crafter
    There are probably as many art journal techniques as there are artists who keep visual journals. See which ones Eileen chose for her first art journal page.
  • Mixed Media Artist
    Cyndi’s artsy daughter moved to Portland OR last week and kept Cyndi very entertained with pictures from her adventures driving cross-country!
  • Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
    See how to make a “deer” card.
  • The Crochet Dude
    Drew has been on tour! Catch up with how it went via his latest blog posts!

Visit my website at Connie Gee Designs for free charts and more information.