The 2016 Steotch Ornaments

Can’t start the new year without posting last year’s ornaments.  Remember to follow us on social media to see them first! Instant patterns, kits and finished pieces can be found in our ornament storefront, when available.

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Steotchalong 4: Wrap-Up

Relive the quaint days of a simpler time – a couple months ago: As promised, we’ve selected a handful of the selfies as More Good than all the rest.  We’ll be reaching out to each of these folks individually to help them get their choice of kit from our Etsy. Cutest: Sorry, cat people – from Jessica, via Facebook Funniest The comment makes it. –  from leighdelo on Instagram. Dankest Place Yosemite always wins – from mgokayla on Instagram. Daringest That’s the inside of a submarine.  I ain’t going in no submarine.  – from MK on Facebook. Thanks to all who played along – the video above includes some really fun and amazing pictures, and we continue to be astounded that you all apparently enjoy doing this with us! Stay tuned for more Steotchalong updates as events warrant.  

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Steotchalong 4: The final patterns

Steotchalong 2016 comes to its towering conclusion – with hundreds of pictures, tweets, posts and emails from stitchers around the globe, still humming with the heart-pounding action of CROSS STITCH.  We’re pleased to post the final choose-your-own-ending pattern, below. We hope you like it and brag incessantly to your friends. As always, a HUGE thank-you to everyone who played along and took the leap of faith, and especially to those who helped make this possible with their financial support.. Here is the final pattern discussion forum.  Please use this forum to give us your feedback and tell us what you decided to do with your finished piece. Steotchalong patterns will disappear after Labor Day, 9/5/16. SEND US YOUR SELFIES – when you’ve got your piece finalized, post it on Twitter, our FB, or Instagram with hashtag #steotchalong – or send it to share@steotch.com. We have plans once again for showcasing the work of the whole community here – so don’t dawdle! You can help ensure future Steotchalongs by visiting us on Etsy.   Okay, here it is: >>>>~~~~~  Steotchalong 4 – the final patterns  ~~~~~<<<<  

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Watchalong: Happy Hour Edition

Who’s thirsty for some cross stitch? It’s all good unless you spill some. DON’T SPILL SOME. Options! #steotchalong #drinkalong A photo posted by Margaret Spare (@sparemargaret) on Jul 9, 2016 at 4:51pm PDT   Cheers to a fuck up free week. 🙌 @steotch #steotchalong #crossstitch #embroidery A photo posted by @katconqueso on Jul 10, 2016 at 7:50pm PDT Stitching sideways in the hammock may just be the most comfortable arrangement I’ve found yet. Now I just need to train the baby to bring me wine. #steotchalong #tyrion A photo posted by chelsea mac (@chelseamacmullan) on Jul 10, 2016 at 2:04pm PDT   Long distance dedication to @steotch I already finished my #steotchalong earlier this week, so it sits patiently while I work on my other WIP with a gin and tonic. #ginandtonic #grannycore A photo posted by Michelle DB (@dumdeedoo) on Jul 9, 2016 at 3:31pm PDT Tearing through episodes, classy beer, and stacks of gold. #steotchalong #godoftitsandwine #stitchandbinge A photo posted by Suzanne Wittwer (@heygooserocks) on Jul 8, 2016 at 9:54pm PDT   Finishing #steotchalong week four and making sense of Swiss Army Man via #filmspotting Sadly the only sense made today. #iturneditupsidedown #upsidedownmayberightsideup A photo posted by Caroline Thomas (@bad_disguise) on Jul 8, 2016 at 8:50pm PDT Drinking and stitching. Is there a law against this? Hope not! #steotchalong #steotchalong2016 #mysterysteotchalong4 #mysterysteotchalong #crossstitch #crossstitching #crossstitcher #crossstitchersofinstagram #xstitch #xstitcher #xstitching #xstitchersofinstagram @steotch A photo posted by judgejody (@judgejody) on Jul 8, 2016 at 8:26pm PDT   Celebrating my independence...

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Watchalong: Teevee Edition

Can you watch TV and count at the same time? Without miscounting? An All-Boob Tube edition of the Watchalong starts NOW. I had a great evening. #steotchalong pic.twitter.com/PigW7zyjtf — Skylar (@hard4justice) July 7, 2016   Stitching and finishing oitnb #steotchalong #mystery #whatisthat #crossstitch #crossstitcher #stitchbitch #pattern4 A photo posted by Nicole stj (@notthedroids_nicole) on Jul 4, 2016 at 8:25pm PDT #steotchalong #crossstitching #crossstitcher #crossstich #meangirls #youcantsitwithus #whyareyouwhite A photo posted by Lia (@liamclazz) on Jul 1, 2016 at 6:18pm PDT   Mystery #steotchalong year four, using my Friday off to catch up! I guessed Tyrion after pattern one and I do believe I nailed it! That’s what I do, I drink and I know things. #hadtogoogledank #isthisdank ? A photo posted by chelsea mac (@chelseamacmullan) on Jul 1, 2016 at 3:04pm PDT The kids are playing a video game where you pretend to be a goat, who is occasionally also a penguin, giraffe, or man pretending to be a slug. I am working on a ridiculously detailed cross stitch pattern, with no idea what it will turn out to be. I don’t know which one of us makes less sense, but at least we’re having fun! #steotchalong #goatsimulator #nannylife A photo posted by Caitlin Ione (@flying_chippy) on Jun 27, 2016 at 11:41am PDT   Working on #steotchalong #weektwo while watching #oitnb and still #clueless to what this year is A photo posted by ê®ïçå (@epcaden) on Jun 21, 2016 at 6:42pm PDT Never procrastinating again. Tune in next week to...

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Watchalong: CAT EDITION

So far, we’ve had about 225 works-in-progress posted on Instagram, with dozens more on Twitter. Far too many to host here – but let’s hit some highlights. This week – The Cats of Steotchalong Finished week 2 of #steotchalong and the new-ish cat jumps up of his own accord for a cuddle for the first time! pic.twitter.com/Safy3pIWXn — Alexandra (@LexyMcCourt) June 26, 2016   She’s helping. #steotchalong A photo posted by Katy Joksch (@littlebirdloves) on Jul 2, 2016 at 3:12pm PDT Now I appear to have gained an official needlework inspector. This is literally the most attention a cat has ever paid me, ever. I blame the gold thread. #steotchalong A photo posted by Caitlin Ione (@flying_chippy) on Jun 27, 2016 at 11:55am PDT   This is BS. I have stitching to do! #steotchalong #steotch #crossstitch #crossstitching #lazycat #catnap A photo posted by Phyllis H (@irving67) on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:07pm PDT My little helper. #catsofinstagram #tuxedocat #steotchalong #crossstitch A photo posted by Miranda C. (@mirandom03) on Jun 26, 2016 at 8:21am PDT   Kitty thinks she’s helping with my #steotchalong #grannycore #helpingnothelping #catbutt A photo posted by Michelle DB (@dumdeedoo) on Jun 24, 2016 at 8:54pm PDT Day 1 done. Azrael isn’t a very stable work surface. #steotchalong #steotchalong4 #crossstitch #wip #cats #catsofinstagram #wine #builtonthebacksofkitties A photo posted by @greedyskunk on Jun 14, 2016 at 9:35pm PDT   I’m READY. #steotchalong #steotchalong2016 #mysterysteotchalong4 @steotch A photo posted by judgejody (@judgejody) on Jun 13, 2016 at 2:48pm PDT Good...

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Steotchalong 4: Watch My WIP

Steotchalong 4’s first pattern drops Monday.  Be sure to check out the official landing page for complete guidance and updates. Like last year, we’re going to run a contest for those of you playing along at home.  Unlike last year, this year there will not be just one prize for the first person to correctly guess the pattern. This year we’re giving away 4 prizes for best work-in-progress pics.  Last year we had more than 500 WIPs appear on Instagram and across the webs.  Let’s let a thousand WIPs bloom in 2016. Post your work-in-progress picture using hashtag #steotchalong on Twitter or Instagram – to our Facebook page – or in the Steotch.com forums.  Awards for WIP pics will be given in four categories: Funniest Cutest Daringest Dankest Place The winners will receive notoriety beyond compare, and Steotch Do-It-Your-Ownself Cross Stitch Kits (we have new designs coming soon) (US/Canada only – international winners will receive digital downloads from the Steotch Etsy store of equal or greater value). As always, we are counting on all of you to not take any of this too seriously.  We will choose the winners based entirely on our own whims, and our decisions will be final. Have fun, be safe, don’t hurt each other.

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