Little Irish Blessing

We’ll take every chance we can get to tell you all about our Aurifloss! Did we mention that it’s 100% Cotton? Six-strand divisible? That it comes wound with 18yds on a gorgeous little wooden spool, designed to prevent those pesky tangles? The best part is, it is available in all 270 of our Cotton colors, ensuring that you always have the perfect color for your project needs.

A few weeks back, we shared My Valentine, a special cross stitch sampler by Aurifil Designer Susan Ache. Susan is a master of turning various colors of Aurifloss into beautifully stitched masterpieces.

She has a remarkable eye for color and makes those tiny little stitches seem effortless in their perfection. She details her process on her well-loved Instagram account (@yardgrl60), with over twenty thousand followers looking for beauty and inspiration.

Susan is passionate about cross stitch and would likely shout her love from the rooftops if given the opportunity. Barring that option, consider this to be Susan’s rooftop. Let her share her love with you, wrapped up beautifully in the shape of a brand new sampler, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Little Irish Blessing uses all of the greens + the one gold found within Susan’s debut thread collection, Little Quaker Christmas, released last Summer. We absolutely adore that she has been able to reuse her holiday color range for both a Valentine’s and a St. Patrick’s Day sampler. Who knew that one little box would cover so much holiday joy?

Little Irish Blessing is charted at 80 x 120, uses 5 colors from her Little Quaker Christmas Box and is available to you as a free download, courtesy of the designer herself!

HUGE thanks to Susan for sharing her talent and her charts!

Don’t miss the wonderful stitching series that Susan did with us last year, working through tips, tricks, and everything you need to know to dive right into the art of cross-stitch!

Little Quaker Christmas
100% Aurifil Cotton, 10 Large Spools, Aurifloss (18yds/spool)
Colors included:
1231 – 2886 – 1147 – 5016 – 2140
2420 – 5002 – 2255 – 2270 – 2250

InstagramSusan’s Book
A love of color, makes it is easy for Susan to grab  inspiration from her native Florida surroundings. With no idea other than knowing she wanted embroidery and nine patches in her first quilt, a new world opened up to this mom of now five grown children.  Self taught and many hours of reading about the makings of a quilt and quilt blocks has made this an a lifelong passion. Susan is always searching for new and fun ways to show off as many colors as she can in a quilt.  Most of her quilts are a creative impulse from trips to the garden center, a photograph, or browsing through paint chip selections. “I really never see just the quilt, I seem to see the quilt in the room that it belongs in”.  Working in a quilt store for years helped to pursue that passion of color and the fabric inspired life she enjoys while she constantly striving to make her next favorite quilt.


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