My New Needle Minders


Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Steam Boat Willie Needle Minder Free Cross Stitch Patterns

“All my scattering moments, are taken up, with my needle.” -Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, diary, 1851


I Finally Ordered Some Needle Minders


I finally did it! I ordered a needle minder. Ok, maybe I ordered 2. I could not decide which one I wanted. And who am I kidding, I always have more than one project started at a time anyway.


Losing my needle was never something I ever worried about. But lately, it seems every time I turn around, my needle has magically disappeared. So, ultimately, I gave in and purchased a couple of needle minders.


If you have never used a needle minder, I would highly recommend it. I do not know what took me so long to get one. These little things are so handy.


If you want to learn more about needle minders, check out my previous What is a Needle Minder post. If you are an avid cross stitcher or enjoy other types of embroidery patterns, you will love needle minders. They really do come in handy.


What is a Needle Minder for Embroider and Cross Stitch




My Awesome New Needle Minders

After days of pondering over the vast selection of needle minders on Etsy, I finally decided on these 2. I think they are adorable. Thank goodness I ordered them when I did. The seller no longer has a store on Etsy.


UPDATE: The seller of the 2 needle minders listed below has a new store! You can find her at https://gallowaysgallery.myshopify.com/


1. Steamboat Willy Needle Minder/Magnet

It all started with a Mouse. I could not pass this little gem up. I love Mickey Mouse. Can you imagine a world with no Disney? I shudder at the thought.


Walt Disney Steam Boat Willie Needle Minder for Embroidery and Cross Stitching

2. White Rabbit Needle Minder/Magnet, Alice in Wonderland

My favorite Disney movie of all time is the Alice in Wonderland cartoon. I watched it every chance I got growing up. And when they would cut it to fit in the time frame, I would get so mad! Now, thanks to Disney Plus, I can watch it anytime I want.

Alice In Wonderland White Rabbit Needle Minder for Embroidery and Cross Stitching

Here are a few other fun needle minders. If you are interested, take a look.




My Current Cross Stitching Project

Since I only purchased 2 needle minders, I guess I should only have two cross stitching projects going at once. Blah, blah, blah…. Listen to me ramble. I mean, I guess I had better order some more needle minders.


Feeding Frenzy Cross Stich Pattern with Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Needle Minder

At the moment, I am focused on completing a bird feeder pattern I started many many years ago. Literally, like 20 some odd years ago. It was one that I kept putting to the side. Every time I would find another amazing pattern, the bird cross stitch pattern got put away. Finally, it ended up stored away in a plastic tub. I always told myself I would finish it.


Now the time has come. I am bound and determined, I am going to finish it before I start my next super awesome design. But for some reason, it just keeps dragging on. I will do it. I swear, this time, I will get it done.


My Upcoming Cross Stitch Projects

The next pattern I am getting ready to start is amazing! It is an Iron Man cross stitch pattern by Mandarinks Design. If you have never seen her work, check it out. You can find her on Instagram at mandarinks_design or Facebook at Cross-stitch patterns by MandarinksDesigns (Nadine Grigorieva). And she has some cross stitch designs for free.


As of September 2021, she does not have a store. However, all you have to do is contact her on Instagram, if you are interested in any of her patterns.


Iron Man Cross Stitch Pattern

After I complete Iron Man, it is on to a cool Alice in Wonderland cross stitch pattern. I am super excited to get to this one. But first, I must finish the bird feeder cross stitch design. I swear, it is like I am in the Twilight Zone when I am working on it. I stitch and stitch and stitch. And there is always more to do.


Alice in Wonderland Cross Stitch Pattner

Free Cross Stitch Patterns from Mandarinks Designs on Facebook

You can find free cross stitch patterns from Mandarinks Designs on her Facebook page HERE.


Hey Arnold / Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Hey Arnold Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Paper Plane / Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Paper Plane Free Cross Stitch Pattern


Walt Disney Up House and Balloons / Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Walt Disney Up Free Cross Stitch Pattern


Notre-Dame de Paris / Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Notre Dame de Paris Free Cross Stitch Pattern


Lunar Phases / Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Lunar Phases Cross Stitch Pattern


Dragons / Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Dragons Free Cross Stitch Pattern