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Friday, March 16, 2018

Queen Chicky & The Speckled Egg

I had a wonderful class I taught last year. Queen Chicky & The Speckled Egg. Sounds like the title to a great mystery doesn't it?
It was no mystery that everyone had a great time though!
I am now offering it in chart form with detailed instructions on how to put it all together.

You will need a nesting chicken from the Indiana Class Company.
The scissors are Putford from Kelmscott Designs.

I have a funny story for you from one of the chicken classes.
One of the students was stitching the middle part of the nest and her husband walked up to see what she was doing. He asked her why the word Hell was right next to the chicken.  It says Hen!
I about died laughing.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tea Box Class

I have a new class I am so excited to tell you about! 

The Tea Box 

Who doesn't love tea?  I do! I grew up in England and learned from a young age the joys of Tea.  Thristy? Make Tea. Four O' Clock? Make Tea. Guests coming over? Make Tea. Crisis happening? Make Tea.  My mom was told by her British friends that I made a perfect British citizen when there was a motorcycle accident in front of our house and I started running to the kitchen hollering "I'll make the tea!"

Tea & Honey, what a perfect combination.  Tea grows on trees and was discovered in China thousands of years ago.  
Here we have a potted tea plant that grows tea bags, how convenient!

The box is covered in vintage Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook pages.  Inside the box you can store your tea packets or tea related paraphernalia.

There is a paper tea bag made from tea stained vintage cookbook papers with a coffee filter tag.

 Six weeks before the class I will be mailing you your kit! Stitch your project with a steaming mug of tea and maybe a Jane Austen movie on in the background. 

When you get to class I will show up with all the finishing supplies and you will cover your box with papers!

Learn how to lace your linen onto mount board!

Attach the tea stained rick rack to the stitched piece and affix to the top of the box!

I will show you how to make a paper tea bag and tag that you will put on the front of the box! 

OH MY! What fun we will have!

There is a surprise! I will have something I made for all the attendees to take home with them. 

I am teaching this class at Notforgotten Farm on July 14, 2018. Contact Lori at notforgottenfarmwitch at to register.

For those shops who would like me to come and teach this project at your shop email me at lucybeamthreads at

Now I'm going to go and make a pot of tea!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Starting something New

I am starting something new. Wanna know what it is?


You read that right! I am in the middle of creating my first but not last rug punch pattern!  

I have bought, curated, gathered, acquired almost everything you need to do for this new venture.

Pictures coming sooooooon..........

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Club Life

I've decided that I love clubbing.  The club life is the life for me!  Now, I'm not talking about the going out and tying one on and dance all night club. 

I'm talking about the receiving four spooky cross stitch kits a year club.

Oh, the scary stitching ideas that are whirling through my Halloween Brain day and night.



I love it so much I got married on Halloween. That is dedication if I do say so myself.

The first kit will come out in March of this year.  

Sign up and stitch Halloween all year long!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

She Works Wool

I love to knit! Paula from Kelmscott Designs does as well so we teamed up to bring you this adorable design that you can mount on a custom made black sheep board.

I love the knitting needles and ball of yarn motif stitched into the sheeps wooly body.

You can get the pattern in my etsy store.

This won't be the last collaboration between Kelmscott Designs and  Lucy Beam!  We have fun designs planned all year long. 

Stay tuned and I will let you know when they are released!

Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Stitchy Love Club from Lucy Beam

Welcome to the 2018 Lucy Beam Stitchy Love Club

I had so much fun last year designing fun beautiful project for my members!  I can't wait to dive into my fabrics and threads to deliver four more kits this year!

The Stitchy Love Club ~ is a members-only club, where members receive a full kit for one original design {cross stitch} shipped directly to you once every quarter. Once you are a member, it is a FULL YEAR membership with no cancellations accepted.

Kits Ship: March, June, September, December.

Full kits include:
~ linen to stitch project on
~ all threads to complete project
~ color photo
~ chart/graph
~ finishing instructions
~ any trims/fabrics needed to complete specific project 

Click link to go to my etsy store

Below you will find pictures of the four finished projects that everyone received in 2017.

** Photo of projects shown are from last years club and are not for sale **

Monday, November 27, 2017

Holiday Sale!

Hi! Oh my goodness, I bet you thought I had forgotten all about this blog.  It sure does look like it doesn't it?  I have been very busy designing, traveling, teaching and moving since August.  No excuse though!  I plan on being more active here next year, I bet I have said that before......

But, since I'm here I thought I would let you know I am having a Holiday Sale in my etsy store!  20% off everything. Just put in HOLIDAY2017 in the coupon code at checkout!

Sale runs from November 27 -30th!

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and see what I have been up to lately!

One Eyed Jack - I love white pumpkins, don't you? Oh, and Cyclops too.

Bee A Haunting - the first in a Bee Series. The hive broom is my favorite detail on this one!

Leaves Fall - second in my seasonal series


Snowflakes Swirl - third in my seasonal series

Bells & Holly - my first of many collaborations with Kelmscott Designs!  She makes the boards and I make the design!  Paula is wonderful to work with and we have many fun things coming up in 2018!

Winter Flakes

My newest product line - Project Bags! I love this bag design and right now, literally, I have one left in my store.  Inside pocket on this size is a very roomy 11x10.

Bee Merry - second in my Bee series. I just love the bees santa hat and tiny ornament he is flying around with!

That is it for right now!

I have a huge list of things that will be coming out next year starting in January.  Stay tuned!

Friday, August 25, 2017


I have a tombstone series in the works with two designs so far!  April Taylor from Homestead Needleworke designed the boards for me and they are available in her etsy store.  You can find the link in my pattern listings.

 Something Wicked

Vlad's House

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Stitchy Love Club ~ Huswife

Introducing the first project from the Stitchy Love Club!

A gorgeous huswife!

In your kit you will receive everything needed to make this huswife.

Linen or Aida fabric, lining fabric, backing and handle fabric, threads and charted instructions.  Instructions for finishing the bag are also included!

If you haven't signed up yet here is the link!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stitch Always

Stitch Always is here!

My newest cross stitch design is now available in my etsy shop.

I just love her!  From her tomato hat to her tiny high heels.

Such a delight to hang in your stitchy corner.

In other news......

I'm going to be teaching at a retreat in Ohio next week! 

It's almost here!

This is the project (my side), students will be learning how to put together a scissor pouch.  I designed one side and my co-teacher designed the other. 

I will take lots of pictures and post all about it when I return!

Friday, April 21, 2017

New Notforgotten Farm Class!!

Hey!  I will be teaching a finishing class at Notforgotten Farm on June 10th!

This project was so much fun to design and finish up. I love chickens, I found this antique chicken and lightening struck my brain!
This was what I was looking for all my life. Ok, not all of it. BUT, I started hyperventilating in the store and I knew it was meant to be.

All the chickens used for the class are antiques from the Indian Glass Company.

I love the "nesting" material

Hen and Chicks

An Egg Scissor Fob, Putford Scissors are included!

I love this project! 

The linen used is 32ct. Ancient by Picture This Plus. I also have Aida available dyed by them as well. It's gorgeous!

You will pre-stitch the items and meet me at the farm to finish it all up!! WHEEE!!!!

I will also have a trunk show there and some gifts for my students.

Email Lori at to sign up!

Class size is limited so hurry to get a spot!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Vowel House

Vowel House is ready!

This seemed to take forever. Not the stitching part, that was actually quite fast! The framing part! 
Oh, I had a move in between finishing this and releasing it.
That explains it!

Stitched on 36ct. Ancient by Picture This Plus linen.

Gentle Art Threads were used to stitch this cute sampler.

You can buy it from this link or from the huge etsy link at the top of this blog.


Friday, March 3, 2017


We are finally moving after ten long months of being semi homeless. 
Our property got hit by a tornado and we had to move out and ended up staying in our friends spare bedroom. All our stuff is in storage but we were safe and No Kitty and Bubbles got all situated with our friends dog and are now inseparable. Ok, Bubbles and Chris are inseparable, they can do without the cat.

I have been conducting my business out of a few totes and a dining room table for most of the past year.  It has been a challenge for all of us!  My friend is a saint, I swear.

One thing we found out is we love living together and we are going to sign on our new place this coming Saturday! YAY!

I am looking forward to unpacking all my stuff and settling in again to my own place. I will have a new sewing room! YIPPEE! And it has a fireplace!  I will post before and after photos of the new digs.

Here are some photos of my old sewing room, my old old dining room and some things that inspire me.

Oh! And a peek at a new design coming out soon!

My old sewing room, you can read the post about it here

My old, old dining room circa 2009.  I loved this room.

My new/old obsession, White Milk Glass.  I have acquired quite a lot of it recently and cannot wait to use is in my new place!

Pyrex. Need I say more? LOVE.

A peek of my new design coming out soon! Stitch Always. I'm going to make a stitching bag out of it. Stay tuned!