Welcome to my blog. You can read about my adventures in different types of needlework, and I also offer some free
cross stitch patterns. Please, come back often. :)



PLEASE, NOTE: The designs on this site are copyrighted to Agnes Palko. They are for your personal use only. They may not be distributed or reproduced without permission.
If you wish to use my patterns to stitch for charity, please, let me know.


Bags in my shop

I have uploaded my newest creations, the bags in my webshop.
If anyone is interested, look at http://adorna.se/product_categories/1548.

If you want to know the prices in another currency, just ask, also please note that the webshop prices include postage in Sweden. So if I need to send it abroad, it might be a bit more, if you come and pick it up yourself, it will be cheaper.

(Wishful thinking, right?)

I showed here some of the bags, here are the ones I made this weekend:


New pattern for sale

I have finally finished the piece I was sewing for my boss. He came up with the idea of using this saying in a sampler, so I made the design and stitched it for him. He will have it framed and put it up in his office.

However the pattern copyright is mine, so now it is up for sale.

Size: 353 x 119 (ca 64 x 21cm or 25.5" x 8.5")

It costs 90 SEK / 14$ / 10,5 € / 9£.

Make sure you send me your e-mail address so I can send you the pdf file.

This is what it looks. I used 28 count white Lugana and 4 skeins of DMC 796.

(Sorry for the bad photo, I had to take it at night so I could hand it over the next morning. I will post a better one when it is framed.)


My "Save the world" piece and some bags

Hello, dear friends,

Remember, I told you how I entered an embroidery competition? The topic was how we can save the world with embroidery.
I wasn´t sure if I could post pictures of the work since they said it should be unpublished, so I rather played safe and waited.
Well, the results are on the website now, and I am not among the winners, but I have to say I don´t feel ashamed: those are all so fantastic pieces of art that I had absolutely no chance. It is a different dimension.
If you want to look at them, here.

But now, finally, I can show you my work. Here it is, and I am really proud of it. Just love how it turned out.

The text at the bottom is in Swedish and this is what it says:

Under this walnut shell there is a butterfly hiding from the rain - according to my 5-year-old friend, Lizi. This is to honour all that and all those who have to hide from the suffering of the world.

I don´t know yet what I will do with it. I don´t really have place for it at home, and I would be so happy if I could hang it somewhere where others can see it and get the message.

I have also been working on my commission. Here is the latest picture, although since I took it, I have done a lot, it is almost ready.

I have also been sewing a lot.

I made some teddy bears for the charity I sometimes help out. I made a bag for my daughter, and then a few more that I will try and sell in my webshop. Well, sounds a bit pretentious to call it a webshop, but perhaps I will be able to sell something this time :D Want to have a peek?

The teddy bears above, and my daughter´s bag bellow. She loved it.

And these are the ones I made for my shop:

I will soon be back with some more pictures, and a cross stitch pattern or two. Watch this place :)

Happy stitching.