Cross Stitch Sayings

Here are cross stitch sayings that have been submitted from our creative ThriftyFun community. Post your own favorites here.

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"With the children asleep and crying now past,
Know that while days are long, the years go fast."

"Peace on Earth Begins at Home"

"Who waits outside the door, one may never know.
So tarry not, my friend, he too may have to go."

"Memories are the most cherished keepsakes."

"On my road through life, may I handle each crisis as a small bump and not a major chuckhole."

"A true friend warms you with her presence,
Trusts you with her secrets,
Remembers you in her prayers."

"There are two lasting gifts we can give our children.
One is roots, the other is wings."

"Never let go. Dreams take time."

"Housework never killed anyone.
But I'm not taking any chances."

By Sharon, KY


Favorite cross stitch saying:

"Grandparents are oldies with goodies."

By Julie


My favorite, seen a long time ago, remains:

"If a mother's place is in the home, why am I always in the car?"

By Karen


"Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow you worried about, and all is well."

By Nicole


"God blesses this kitchen - but He doesn't clean it!"


My personal fave, on my wall as a gift from my grandmother.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!"

Gram was a real hoot sometimes.

CJ in Dallas


There are some nice sayings here. My computer is in a spare bedroom and I've decorated it with pictures of my family that I've copied and stretched across the wall. The other thing I've done is taken sayings or poems that mean something to me and made them fancy by changing the lettering or adding a design and printed them out and hung them up on my wall too. The one I like the most is:
"Work like you don't need the money,
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Love like you've never been hurt, and
Dance like you do when nobody's watching."

By Pam819


"Change is inevitable, except from vending machines"

"An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys"

By Nex


My mother in law had this one hanging in her bathroom that was used for the children. And you can just imagine WHY!

By Elizabeth

"If you sprinkle when you tinkle. . .
Please be neat and wipe the seat."


"Life is for living, not just surviving"

"Sometimes you have to fall, just to remember how far from the bottom you are"

"Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it"

"Don't just get along, get along in style!"

"Friends come and go, you stay forever!"

By Panne


"I'm smiling because you're my sister
I'm laughing because you can't do anything about it"

By Barb


This is new to me but I love the thought....

"Don't stress about birthdays...
More candles just make life brighter!"

Just had a b-day with a big # and that is the advice my sis-in-law shared, brightened my day!

By Donna


My husband and I used to make little wooden signs and hand print sayings on them to sell at craft shows. I have several hundred that I have copied from t-shirts, hats, cross stitch, etc. and still make a few for friends that fit them.

I made one for the lady who cuts my hair:

"I'm a beautician...not a magician!"

For my daughter-in-law who is a worry wart:

"I know worrying must help because everything I worry about never happens!"

And for fishing friends:

"Work is for people who don't know how to fish"

My Dad's favorite was:

"Definition of a boat: A hole in the water that you throw money into!"

These are just a few.

By Harlean from Arkansas


"I started out with nothing...and I still have most of it."

"My wild oats have turned to shredded wheat."

"I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart."

"Funny, I don't remember being absentminded."

"Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant."

"I wish the buck stopped here. I could use a few."

"The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom."

"When I'm finally holding all the right cards, everyone decides to play chess."

"It's hard to meet expenses. They're everywhere."

By thriftmeg


"If Father had been alive, Rome WOULD have been built in a day!"

By Sharon


"Friends Welcome Anytime
Relatives By Appointment Only"

By Margeth


"I could do the work of two men... but I would have to slow down"


Here are a few goodies to go with all the other wonderful sayings and a site you can go to with tons of great sayings :

"I Kiss Better Then I Cook!"

"Yesterdays's the past...
Tomorrow's the future...
Today is a gift from God...
That's why we call it the Present!"

"Life is what happens, when you have something else planned!"

And here is the site I was telling you about:

By Laura from Lakeland, Louisisana


"My home is clean enough to be healthy and messy enough to be happy."

By susanmajp


Post your favorite cross stitch sayings below.

August 22, 20070 found this helpful

If Life is a roller coaster ride, then marriage must be the rest of the amusement park.

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August 23, 20070 found this helpful

"A clean kitchen is the sign of a broken computer"

"You can't scare me... I have kids!"

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October 10, 20070 found this helpful

"if God is your co-pilot,your in the wrong seat"

"I'm supposed to have a maid not be one"

"A friend is God's way of showing us we don't have to walk alone"

"I love my computer because my friends live in it"

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November 9, 20070 found this helpful

I just have to say to whomever posted it - I love the one that said "You can't scare me. I have kids." It made me laugh out loud.

Tonya

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May 30, 20080 found this helpful

These are wonderful ideas. My friend is having her fourth boy. I heard a poem about a mother of sons that I would really like to crossstitch for her, but I can't find it. I know one line was about sons being a blessing. Does anyone know a poem like that? I could really use your help. Thanks.

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November 15, 20080 found this helpful

When I want to cheer myself up, I think of the good qualities of my friends. (paraphrase of Marcus Aurelius, in "Meditations")

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April 20, 20090 found this helpful

If at first you don't succeed, ask grandpa.

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November 17, 20100 found this helpful

In our powder room growing up, my mother had a very simplistic cross stitch design of a man sitting on a toilet ("Thinker Style") with the following saying:

"We have two ends with a common link,

With one we sit, with one we think,

Success depends on which we use,

Heads we win, tails we lose."

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April 23, 20140 found this helpful

Everyone brings joy to this house

Some when they enter <----

Some when they leave ----->

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April 30, 20160 found this helpful

I hope that my child looking back on today remembers a mother who had time to play

Children grow up while you're not looking there's years ahead for cleaning and cooking

So quiet now cobwebs dust go to sleep I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

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