JFK Vitura Cross Stitch pattern

About “katy did it” designs

The “katy” behind the designs is...
A self-described "army brat." Katy Rankin traveled extensively with her family, and to while away the many miles from coast-to-coast (and back again), she taught herself to needlepoint, crewel, knit and cross-stitch. While working part-time at a craft store in California, Katy began her "katy did it" designing career, specializing in local color and scenery and she has been creating custom counted-cross stitch ever since. She now works out of her home studio in Pacific Grove, California.

Up-up and away...
For many years Katy competed professionally throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia in hot air balloon events. Her love of the sport is reflected in many of her designs..
"Balloons Over Sandia", The World Balloon", and "Balloons By the Sea"... just to name a few.
Upon moving to Cape Cod, Katy was asked to create a custom design for the John F. Kennedy Museum located in Hyannis. "Bon Appetit" and "Megansett Tea Room", artwork by Cape Cod artist, Ralph Cahoon, have also been created in counted cross and can be found at the Cahoon Museum. Friends of the Sea Otter has also commissioned designs..."Mom & Pup" and "Oscar" for their non-profit organization located on the Monterey Peninsula.

For more information on “katy did it” designs' email us or call at (508)428-2061.

Featured in various publications, click each image for a larger view

"Happy Holidays"
July 2009 Issue
Cross-Stitch & Needlework

"La Playa"
March 2010 Issue
Cross-Stitch & Needlework

"Beautiful Blossoms"
May 2010 Issue
Cross-Stitch & Needlework

"Naughty Reindeer Train"
Cross-Stitch & Needlework
Hardcover Book 2010
"A Cross-Stitch Christmas"