MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

The Vineyard In Stitches …



This is my wall of Vineyard counted cross stitch projects. The Vineyard map in the upper left hand corner was the first one in 1993.  Tisbury in the bottom middle was the last one in 2011. There were other non-MV projects done in between the Vineyard ones and I also did eight more of the Vineyard maps during that time too.

These are not the only Vineyard counted cross stitches I’ve done though. The one closest to my heart is the Tabernacle designed especially for me by my daughter Deb.


The Tabernacle is my favorite place on the Vineyard for many reasons and so this picture means more to me than I can ever put into words. I did a post about it though which you can read by CLICKING HERE .

Close ups (sorry for the reflections from the windows)…


Do I have a favorite other than the Tabernacle one ?  What do you think 🙂  How about you, do you like one more than the others ?


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

8 thoughts on “The Vineyard In Stitches …

  1. I absolutely love the map. And see the grapes in the corner? The first house we ever rented on island was one of the upside down contemporaries out at South Beach/Katama. There was a stained glass bunch of grapes in the big window looking out over the silos (you know the farm) and the ocean beyond. Ever since then, when I see a cluster of grapes it’s a piece of VIneyard for me. You have them right there on the map 🙂

    Hard to choose which other one would be your second favorite, as they are all lovely. I do love the design of the Tree in the Tisbury piece.

  2. Thank you for posting the cross stitch pictures. They are wonderful. I still yearn for the Vineyard, even though I’ve never been there. I especially love the one of the Tabernacle. I have the pattern for the map of Martha’s Vineyard, but haven’t started it yet.
    Thanks again!

  3. May I obtain the map chart/pattern? I love it…I spend part of my summers in MV.

    • The kit can be obtained on MV at the Heath Hen at Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven… or you can go to their website and get their phone number and order it.

  4. i love the fifth one down….the little cottage gingerbread house….wow…. beautiful work, joan…..♥

  5. Do you still have the pattern for the Edgartown one and The tilbury one? I contacted heath hen but the kits are no longer made. I have all the other ones that you have and I am super bummed that I’m not gonna be able to do those two!

    • Hi Erika,

      I’m actually in the same boat looking for some of these patterns, especially since my mom who used to live on the Vineyard passed away 😔. I know it’s been several years since you commented but I’m hoping you see this! I also contacted Heath Hen to learn that these are no longer made. I was wondering if you could contact me so I could share the patterns that you do have? It makes me feel closer to my mom to work on these. The only one I’ve been able to get is the MV map.
      Thank you!!

      • Unfortunately I don’t have the patterns anymore. At least you have the MV map 🙂 I wish I could help you.

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