First, I am beyond flattered by the response to my blog post yesterday. Thank you so much. As Mike said, “that’s the power of nerd love!” Indeed!

As you may know, I’ve been working on an embroidered Valentine for Mike. I finally finished and mounted it. I found the frame at a thrift store; it was originally a mirror frame in faux-wood plastic, so I spray painted it black. Our bedroom walls are deep red, so it makes for a nice contrast.

Besides showing off the Valentine, I want to share some of the awesome embroidery pattern-makers who make these fantastic, nerdy designs available.

This particular design is by Minneapolis-based Heidi Hengel of Speckless. Called “Binary Folks,” it’s for sale as a PDF on Etsy. I was so excited when I found her pattern online because it is the perfect combination of a traditional look, a Valentine, and of course, robots!

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Finding Binary Folk made me want to look for more “love”-ly embroidery patterns on Etsy — check out my Treasury!

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Here is another Valentine-y pattern that is really appropriate anytime — I think it’s a perfect fit for Mother’s Day too (I hope my mom isn’t reading this!!). The pattern is by the ladies of Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, which is home to some very adorable, creative and modern cross-stitch. Click through to check out “Love Letter Friends”!!

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Last but not least, it’s never too late to get some Valentine’s embroidery done — and Sublime Stitching is giving away this pattern for free on its website for that easy last-minute present!

Lots of Valentine’s love to all my stitchy friends!


~ Kristina