Site Redesign

You've probably noticed by now, but the site just got a major facelift. Over the winter holiday we spent some time redesigning the site, and it is finally ready to launch. The pattern making forms should be a lot clearer now, and the advertisements should be clearly labeled. Unfortunately, the iPad does not allow picture uploading to web pages, so you can not make patterns from it (it is an Apple problem, unfortunately). If you find any other problems, please Let us know

Additionally, we are considering adding user accounts that would let people store their patterns online, show them off, and track their progress as they're stitching. If you are interested, sign up here to get early access to the program when it launches.

If you have any questions, concerns, or find any problems with the site redesign, then let us know. Otherwise, happy stitching.

Update on Recent Errors
I finally founds some time to update the site. Hopefully the changes will mostly take care of the OverQuotaError errors that people have been seeing. At the very least, the changes should make the errors less frequent.

As an extra bonus, I've deployed an experimental version of a crochet pattern maker. It's still very rough around the edges, but please let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions on it. You can access it through the advanced pattern maker option by selecting "crochet pattern" as the pattern type.
Frequent errors on the website

I apologize to everyone who has had trouble with the website in the past few weeks.

My web host recently changed their quota system, and as a result the site now goes over quota towards the end of the day. This causes error messages like:

"OverQuotaError: The API call datastore_v3.Put() required more quota than is available."
I am away from my main computer for the next several weeks, traveling for family and business reasons, so unfortunately I won't be able to fix the error for a while.

If you see that error, please try again in 8-12 hours. My web host resets my quota at approximately midnight, pacific standard time. If you wait until after then, it should work as normal. Again, I apologize for inconvenience, and I'll fix it when I get back home in the middle of December.

I Have the Best Sister Ever!!

Last weekend my sister gave me the nicest present ever. As a thank you gift for making her the site, she made me a cross stitch from a photo of my brother, sister, and I, based on the photo on the about page.

She's been working on it in secret for a very long time, and when she gave it to me it just blew me away. I love you cutie 3.14...!


In other news, I just checked and the site has generated over 100,000 patterns. Even if most of them will never be stitched, it's still amazing to me. Thanks to everyone who has written with comments and helpful suggestions, and thanks to everyone who has shared patterns with the blog. I'm swamped with work for the next few weeks, so I won't be posting many updates, but keep sharing your patterns and I'll try post them as soon as I can.

Mermaid
An anonymous user shared this cross stitch pattern of a mermaid sitting on a rock.

Cross Stitch Pattern Preview:

Download Pattern. The cross stitch chart is 146 stitches wide by 119 stitches high.
Pattern courtesy of Anonymous
Minie 3
User Dawn shared this cross stitch pattern of Minnie Mouse, calling her a
cheeky girl


Cross Stitch Pattern Preview:

Download Pattern. The cross stitch chart is 98 stitches wide by 98 stitches high.
Pattern courtesy of Dawn
Kitty
Amie shared this pattern of a smiling kitty.

Cross Stitch Pattern Preview:

Download Pattern. The cross stitch chart is 100 stitches wide by 66 stitches high.
Pattern courtesy of Amie
David Archuleta
An anonymous user made a cross stitch pattern of David Archuleta.

Cross Stitch Pattern Preview:

Download Pattern. The cross stitch chart is 119 stitches wide by 119 stitches high.
Pattern courtesy of Anonymous
Zombie Hello Kitty
User Pau shared this cross stitch chart of a zombie Hello Kitty.

Cross Stitch Pattern Preview:

Download Pattern. The cross stitch chart is 146 stitches wide by 119 stitches high.
Pattern courtesy of pau
True Blood Bill
User vmac shared this cross stitch pattern of bill from true blood.

Cross Stitch Pattern Preview:

Download Pattern. The cross stitch chart is 150 stitches wide by 112 stitches high.
Pattern courtesy of vmac