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Seasonal Cross Stitch Treats from The Silver Needle
Christmas and Winter

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There are so many wonderful designs available that celebrate every season and occasion under the sun... so we thought it'd be fun to collect a few of them, and organize them for you on a set of Holiday/Seasonal Pages. I'm a "seasons nut..." so we'll be adding to these all the time! We have so many other projects and ideas in the shop, and elsewhere on the site, but this is a fun way to show you just a few ..... ENJOY!

Making Christmas Stocking Selections?
Don't miss seeing the entire collections of several different designer's talents! Christmas Stockings are an individual thing! Some want all in the family to match... some want different designs to 'match the person'... Check out our Stocking Page for lots of options!!!
Autumn Cross Stitch Designs
Spring and Easter Designs
Christmas and Winter
Patriotic and Summer

The Gnome Quartet Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
New Christmas Kits from Mill Hill
The Gnome Quartet
Oh my gosh... these are SO CUTE! Just in time for '100-degree-outsides-so-stay-inside-stitching' weather, come these 4 little gnome designs! Presented as complete kits of 28ct linen with floss, needles, chart and a few Mill Hill glass beads, these little guys finish approx 6 x 6 each. We have a skiing, sledding, fishing and hiking gnome - my favorite though is that little bunny riding in the sled!

(As a added feature you COULD use Rainbow Gallery's Wisper thread for the beards. It is a very thin and very furry thread, 70% kid mohair and 30% nylon.... it is NOT included in the kits. Totally just a suggestion of mine - it comes on 20 yd cards, white, cream and grays... check you stash to see if you have any!) Anyway, super cute designs, since they are on linen you have the option of framing them or making pillows!

The Mouse Trilogy Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
The Mouse Trilogy Aren't these little things darling? Three new stitched and beaded designs by Mill HIll, each finishes about 5 x 5. They are stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC floss and garnished with Mill Hill glass beads. Super-cute for tree ornaments, they are a bit on the larger side, but because they are worked on the paper, they are flat and lightweight - so PERFECT for tree ornaments! Patsy Pine's feet are poking out from the wreath, and how can you not love that Mac Cheese guy? Complete kits of paper, beads, floss, chart and needles.

Mrs. Sampler Santa from The Needles Notion - click for more Sampler Santa from The Needles Notion - click for more Lets Mingle & Jingle from Imaginating - click for more Lets Jump Into Some Other Seasons for a Minute! We have some cute new arrivals.
  • Lets Mingle & Jingle from Imaginating
    Look at these cute little gnomes! Five little guys all tucked into a snowglobe... we like the fact that you can just stitch them individually for ornaments! The gnomes in Germany and Europe are all red, white and gray... so these are pretty spot-on. You could even get creative and use Wisper for the beards, and stitch them in Gentle Art's Simply wool! Leaflet format, coded for DMC.
  • Mr & Mrs Sampler Santa from The Needle's Notion
    This is a delightful pair of Santa and his Mrs... stitched and stuffed into darling Christmas decorations!
    This is an interesting little guy - he's worked on 28ct linen, and finishes into a 5 x 11-1/2 inch stand-up. 158 x 166 In stitch count... there ARE a lot of stitches on him, but he's so cute! His arms are moveable, and you can adjust them to hold a little tree if you want. You'll need 5 skeins of GAST Cranberry - it calls for only 2 skeins of DMC white floss - but I think Simply Wool or Wisper for this beard would be stunning. Lettie says: Sampler Santa is sporting the latest in winter fashion. His traditional red jacket is covered with sampler-inspired motifs, including an alphabet, deer, evergreens and bunches of holly. He has matching mittens that feature a tree within a star border. Complete finishing instructions are included in the chart... so unique! Mrs Sampler Santa is holding a Christmas Sampler which measures 45 x 60 in stitch count, and she finishes about the same size as Santa. Each comes in their own chart.

Antarctic Santas, the 2020 Santa Ornament Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Antarctic Santas, the 2020 Santa Ornament Kits from Mill Hill
Antarctic Santas - This year's trio of International Santas - everyone loves these! Something like the 25th YEAR for these... there are a ton of Santas from everywhere, doing everything fun - perfect to commemorate a vacation you took that year, or a favorite hobby. Finishing about 4-1/s inches high, they are stitched on 14ct perforated paper and feature a few smatterings of glass beads, not too many, though. All of them have a fun white floss beard treatment - have you noticed that over the years?

The 2020 Winter Holiday Ornament Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
The 2020 Winter Holiday Ornament Kits from Mill Hill
Winter Holiday - These are the 3-inch ornament-size, perfect for a Christmas Tree! Each complete kit comes with 14ct perforated paper, all the necessary flosses and beads, and a small glass Treasure or charm embellishment of some sort, and a small magnet for finishing - in case you don't want to make an ornament. SUPER cute this year, we love that cupcake, and of course the tropical Santa is the CUTEST! The Teddy's Tale is cute too... something to stitch for your grandbaby you read to.

Presenting The 2020 Mill Hill Holiday Button & Bead Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Mill Hill's 2020 Holiday Button & Bead Kits are Here!
The Holiday Button & Beaded Kits - These are the 5-inch ones - complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, lots of DMC floss and tons of glass seed beads. Each design comes with a hand-made ceramic button embellishment as well.... ALWAYS fun to make!

Christkindlmarkt by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more Christkindlmarkt part 1 by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more Christkindlmarkt part 2 by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more Christkindlmarkt Part 3 Ornament Stand by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more Christkindlmarkt Part Four Patisserie by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more Christkindlmarkt Part Five Hot Cider by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more Christkindlmarkt Part Six Pretzel Stand by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more Christkindlmarkt Part Seven Nuts by Pickle Barrel Designs - click to see more
Christkindlmarkt from Pickle Barrel Designs is Now Complete!
This is dear to the hearts of the ladies here at The Silver Needle! It is a set of small designs all stitched together of a Christmas Market Scene! We hosted a Christmas Markets Cruise trip down the Danube River with Jeannette Douglas 4 years ago - and are planning our next one THIS COMING December! So... everyone who went on our delightful trip - or who is going on the next one will have to have this!

By Pickle Barrel Designs, the top part is the header for the piece - check out those little gnomes (which have always been popular in Germany - but not here until recently!) Then, the glass Blowing booth - the first of the six stands. Parts 3 through 7 will be the glass ornament stand, a bakery, hot apple cider, (they all serve hot 'glu-wein' - hot sangria-type wine in special little mugs to collect from each market), hot pretzels and the roasted nuts! The individual stand designs all finish about 4 inches each. (Actually, there are terrific hand-made items at those markets too... and you should SEE the decorated trees the towns put up in City Center as well!)

ANYWAY, I know our gals will add metallics and beads and fun threads to these... and maybe even tape a few ticket stubs and market fliers to the back of their finished framed piece! Even if you aren't coming along on our next cruise... this is a super-charming piece! It's a must have! Coded for DMC and Weeks hand-dyeds, it finishes about 16 x 16 on 25ct Lugana - so any other fabric will make it smaller as well.

Kringles from Little House Needleworks - click to see more
from Little House Needleworks
Little House Needleworks has designed this CHARMING Department Store all decorated for Christmas Holiday Sales! It is absolutely enchanting... stitched with gold metallic and everything!

Finishing about 13 x 15 on 30ct Parisian Gray linen, it uses 8 skeins of 7 different DMC colors along with 20 skeins of 8 different Classic Colorworks hand-dyed shades. We get shop windows of a train, the Nutcracker Prince and Clara, the toy department, the stuffed animals and even the bakery. Love it, love it!

Snowman Trio from Waxing Moon Snowman Trio
from Waxing Moon Designs
Three 4 x 5 designs to celebrate Wintery-weather, these might all be cute finished on three different sides of a block stand-up!

Coded for DMC or hand-dyeds, garnish the box top with cotton snowballs!

Christmas Pets by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill! - click for more
Christmas Pets by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill
Mill Hill has sent 5 new designs by Laurel Burch - dogs, cats and birds all decked out in their Christmas finery!

Complete kits of 28ct linen, Mill Hill beads and DMC flosses,each finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square. Lots of gorgeous color... you have plenty of time to finish them before NEXT Christmas!

Dash Away All from Stoney Creek - click for more Dash Away All from Stoney Creek
Stoney Creek's Santa in his sleigh is a charming stocking option! Generally, this kind of design comes in a kit, but this one is offered in leaflet format because it is a reprint from an old 2013 out-of-print Stoney Creek Magazine! Stitch it on something dark - to simulate the night-time sky - we have gunmetal and deep blue colors that are easier to see than this striking black.

Coded for DMC (like 50 of them) and a few metallics, it'll finish a generous 11 x 17 on 14/28ct. (A decent Santa-size!) Not a lot of backstitch... even though this is quite an involved design... we think it's more 'Do-Able' than a lot of others!

Christmas Village from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Christmas Village by Tiny Modernist
We have been collecting all 4 parts of this set before presenting it. (Sometimes these 'series designs' are quite the challenge to have in the shop all at one time - all together!) Now it is all here, and complete.

Presented in 4 smaller charts, each 'section' or row can be stitched by itself and framed or finished into a little round drum shape. Each measures about 4 x 16. All 4 of the designs are really cute, and each comes with a round 'drum topping' design - in case you go that route!

*Pick out your tree and fill it with lights, share laughter and friendship on long, frosty nights, race 'round the meadow with holiday cheer, sleep tight tonight because Christmas is here!* Little scenes around every side... the main piece finishes about 16 x 16 on a 14/28ct... and if you roll those strips, they finish into 4 x 4 drums!

Winter Sampler from Imaginating - click for more
Winter Sampler from Imaginating
Winter Sampler is colorful and fun. Pretty large actually, it's about 12 x 13 on 14ct!

Here's another one to add to! Opalescent thread in the snow, beads for the flakes in the sky. Hand-dyed green for the pines, Simply Wool thread for the scarves and mittens - or some wild hand-dyed something, and white angora or something fuzzy for the bear. Fresh and fun!

Holly Days Collection from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Holly Days Collection
from Shannon Christine Designs
Shannon Christine has a set of 5 designs, all are titled after Christmas songs. Stitch them individually or joined and surrounded with the border included in the package. (See pic at right.) You'll recognize the songs, and enjoy the swirly font and floating snowflakes everywhere. Stitch this on something darker (a gray or brown or natural) rather than lighter to catch all that white... and maybe add some opalescent thread to make it sparkle a little?

The entire piece measures 152 x 118 - which would be 10 x 7 on 32ct. Not real big, but pretty charming! We gathered all the charts in the set together, and printed the border chart - including it all together for you!

Peace on Earth from Cottage Garden Samplings - click to see more Peace on Earth
from Cottage Garden Samplings
Another Songbird design by Cottage Garden Samplings! We actually thought it was #9 of her Garden Songbird Series... and even sent it to our Auto-Stitchers by accident! (#9 is still on the way!) However, the other birds in this series of designs are really very classic, and they are a little larger.

Peace on Earth is stitched on Weeks Dye Works Dove hand-dyed linen and measures only 125 in stitch count. We love it, and know you have time to finish it before next Christmas!

En Route Pour Noel from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more Special Delivery from Les Petites Croix De Lucie - click for more Special Delivery and En Route Pour Noel from Les Petites Croix de Lucie
Oh we love these two designs by Les Petites Croix de Lucie... she calls them her "Vintage Collection." Absolutely charming, she has great shading in these, which makes them all the harder to stitch!
The girl (108 x 140) has 26 different shades of DMC, then blended needles of 8 more colors, the backstitch is all done all over the place - not following the horizontal and vertical chart lines.
Santa (108 x 140) has 32 shades and only 6 blended needle colors!

So... you either like doing that, or hate it, but wow, either way, the designs are awesome! (You could always Decopage the cover pics on something! That is REALLY CHEATING, but it's fun to think about!)

Frosty's Night Out from Blackbird - click for more
Frosty's Night Out from Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma's latest leaflet features Barb's charming vision of a cheerful Frosty Snowman! He is stitched on Murky hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus, and measures just 4-1/2 inches in size. You can make him into a perky drum shape, or a flatter pin cushion shape, nothing is set in stone.

The book includes, though, a super cute paper mache' HAT BOX finishing treatment. The box comes from Hobby Lobby (# given in the book), and Blackbird supplies pictures and finishing details to make that cute finish. We love the colors of Weeks hand-dyeds in here, we love that little Frosty face... just all of this!

Primitive Merry Christmas Pillow by Abby Rose - click for more A Merry Christmas Sampler from La-D-Da -- click to see a larger view
A Merry Christmas Sampler from La-D-Da and Primitive Merry Christmas Pillow from Abby Rose
  • Primitive Merry Christmas Pillow - This is a old-fashioned feeling design... even garnished with a rusty tin bell! By Abby Rose, it is stitched with Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyed flosses, and finishes about 5 inches square on 32ct. I think some brown metallic would be pretty on the words.
  • A Merry Christmas Sampler - Lori Markovic's newest design finishes into a Christmassy pincushion or pillow... depending on your fabric decisions. You could choose a cream and distress it, or something closer to a natural color. On 40ct this finishes 5-1/2 x 6; on 28ct it finishes about 8 x 9. Stitched with just 5 shades of regular 'ol DMC floss, this is a sweet little piece! Might be kind of fun to toss in special stitches somewhere!

#86 #47 Santa Rides Reprint from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Newest Reprints by Prairie Schooler
  • #47 - Santa Rides is an oldie-but-goodie! You know, Santa does have his sleigh, but sometimes other means of transport are called for... and here he is! Since this was book #47, it would have been originally published in the early 90's... DMC floss.
  • #86 - Home for Christmas - Circa mid-90's... this book has LOTS of companion designs... Pam and Nancy did all the seasons in pieces of these exact sizes. We have several old shop models over one thread on 25ct Lugana... they finished about 4 x 7.

Do You Hear from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view Hark from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view I Saw from Shepherd's Bush - click for a larger view
Do You Hear, Hark & I Saw from Shepherd's Bush
Do you remember these? Here are three re-prints of Shepherd's Bush's 2011, 2013 and 2014 ornaments that appeared in the Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issue Magazine! This means that you might already HAVE these charts... but then there is the question of FINDING them... in case of the need to stitch!

Presented on 5 x 8 card stock, each has a little clay embellishment that we are including (you probably never got those as they released.) Each is stitched on 30ct Weeks Parchment and finishes approx 3 x 3.

Halloween and Cross Stitch from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
Cuore d' Angelo
from Cuore e Batticuore
Look at this precious group of little angels! 5 Girls and 1 boy, each one has different hair, different wings, and a different outfit, but they all have the same charming face, size and shape.

Stitched on 36ct Natural with only 8 different shades of DMC floss... each finishes a little under 3 x 4.

The actual-sized heart-shaped finishing template is included... and I think that the striped cord that is shown is available at Hobby Lobby!

Seven New Designs from Brenda Gervais offrom With Thy Needle!

Holiday Hoopla - Christmas from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Santa's Tree Farm from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Souvenir Autumn in Amana from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Souvenir Home for Christmas from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
  • Holiday Hoopla - Christmas - This fun series of 3-inch designs continues with a Santa Snowman! Joining Easter, 4th of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving, here's another small design that can fit in a 3-inch hoop for a cute finish. He needs to be stitched on 36ct to fit that little hoop - and we have plenty of those!
  • Santa's Tree Farm - This festive little guy finishes into an oval shape - 3-1/2 x 5-1/4, so he'd make a nice cushion, and maybe even an ornament if you leave off the trees on the right! Vintage Country Mocha Linen, it uses Weeks, GAST and CC hand-dyed flosses.
  • Souvenirs of the Heart - Autumn in Amana and Home For Christmas - These designs are the first two in a new series by Brenda. NO SPECIFIC release dates or definite schedule, she's going to design more smalls stitched over one thread like these. Stitch counts are 67 x 87, both are worked over one thread on 28ct Mushroom Lugana using hand-dyed flosses, and finish a petite 2-3/8 x 3. Presented as separate charts.

Candy Cane Lane from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Merry Old Soul from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more Peppermint Pals from With Thy Needle -- click to see lots more
  • Candy Cane Lane - Here's a very organized and festive holiday piece! With a stitch count of 83 x 191, it finishes 4 x 9-1/2 on 40ct, or 5 x 12 on 32ct. Flax Linen, I think the bitty cardinal holding the candy cane in there is darling!
  • Merry Old Soul - This one measures 80 x 110 in size - 5 x 7 on 32ct. I don't know if you can tell from the pic, but Santa is holding a snowman stocking full of candy canes! There are tiny stick arms on him and a little stitched nose... just the cutest!
  • Peppermint Pals - Mr Snowman is sporting classy trousers to help keep warm, I imagine. He's carrying a snowman 'bucket' - I think he's serving candy canes to the birds! Stitched on 32ct - choose any light blue fabric you like to make all the white show up, he measures 78 x 106 so will finish almost 5 x 7 on 32ct. There is a snowflake shown in the finishing treatment... not in the chart, it's a cute finishing idea.

Christmas Critters from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more
Christmas Critters from Rachel's of Greenfield
The 2019 set Felt Embroidery Ornaments by Rachel's of Greenfield are here! This year's set features forest animals on small 'woolfelt' mittens and stockings. Each ornament measures about 3 x 4, and is done with small pieces of the felt that you buttonhole stitch together. The complete kit contains the actual sized cutting templates, cutting layout info, threads and embroidery instructions to make all 6 ornaments in the pic.

You can finish them as open mittens and stockings if you wish - that way Santa has more things to fill! We have lots of other cute ornaments sets available - make sure to check them out. Always favorites for an old-fashioned Christmas tree!

Joyeux Noel from Jardin Prive - click for more Joyeux Noel or Merry Christmas from Jardin Prive
This is a charming design THAT YOU CAN STITCH IN ANY COLOR YOU WANT! Worked with one color of your choice (hand-dyeds do really well with these kind of designs), on whatever fabric you want, you can really change the overall effect of the finished piece. Think about natural linen and working this ALL in opalescent, white and gold metallics? What about navy fabric, with all those metallics, or solid shades? How cute to put everything in its proper colorway!

The design is enchanting... you have a lot of possibilities making this your own! Notice they have charted a Merry Christmas greeting for the topper row as well.

Un Pupazzo di Neve per Te from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more Christmas on the Beach from Cuore e Batticuore - click for more
Un Pupazzo di Neve per Te & Christmas on the Beach from Cuore e Batticuore
Oh gosh, these are two new and super-cute designs from Italy. Don't feel bad if you cannot pronounce the titles - we can't either! But we CAN understand the DMC numbers in the color key - and that's all you really need.
  • Un Pupazzo Reads 'Christmas is a snowman for you,' and features a delightful snowman-building scene. I love the teeny little snowball guys perched on the shovel and signs. Measuring 260 x 140 on 32ct Natural Linen, this will finish approx 9 x 16... so you won't miss it on your walls! It actually might make a really cute couch pillow as well.
  • Christmas on the Beach - (that title is in English, don't know why the other one isn't!) What a fun scene! You get a Christmassy Light House - complete with a billowing knitted scarf, a decorated beach umbrella along with Mr and Mrs standing in their dingy! We never see beach/ nautical/Christmas together... so if you live near the water - YOU NEED THIS! Stitch count is 270 x 146 - 17 x 9 on 32ct - and it is coded for DMC.

Gingerbread Cottage from Little Dove Designs - click to see more Holly Jolly Christmas from Little Dove Designs - click to see more
Holly Jolly Christmas and Gingerbread Cottage from Little Dove Designs
Holly Jolly Christmas and Gingerbread Cottage are two new charts that I think have a lot of promise! The chart covers show only a computerized image of the colored chart, so you need to train your eye to imagine hand-dyed threads in them, beads, buttons, metallics, maybe even some specialty stitches for texture.
  • Holly Jolly Christmas measures 145 x 148 - so about 10 x 10 on 14/28. You can split apart the sections and make single ornaments or pin cushions. EVERYWHERE I see opportunities for seed beads in eyes, berries, and snowflakes. Metallics would be fun in eyes, flags, the ornaments and Santa's sleigh. Little clay carrot buttons on the snowmen and the peppermints in the nine-patch, and the roof, tree and grass below Santa would be stunning with rows of Satin Stitches... and Rudolph needs a red bead nose!
  • Gingerbread Cottage is fun too. More stitches, beads and buttons... Might be fun to add the family name to the cottage! This measures 79 x 119, so it'll finish about 5 x 8 on 16/32.

The Snow Globes 2019 Collection from Mill Hill - click for more
Snow Globes from Mill Hill
These are the small 3 x 3-ish inch kits that make perfect tree ornaments. This season we're getting a set of mini snow-globes! I'm not sure which one is the cutest!
Presented as the complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, chart, needles, floss, Mill Hill beads and a little charm. They will be awesome on your tree!!!

Pampas, Andes, Amazon Santas - The 2019 South American Santas from Mill Hill - click for more The Annual Santa Collection for 2019 - South American Santas from Mill Hill
This is our 21st Annual Set of these!!!!! (That means we now have 63 different International and Sporting Santas!) Every year, we are treated to these paper ornaments that finish approx 3 x 4 inches each. Santa-all-during-the-year! Each kit comes with the 14ct perforated paper, DMC floss and a few Mill Hill beads. If you notice... they all have loopy or fringey beards!

Anyway, these are always fun on your tree because they are lightweight and colorful. Nice to make as gifts for someone who's traveled to the places featured throughout the years or loves the various hobbies of Santa. All the other 20 years of ornaments are still available, and we have them ALL! (We have an Amazon Santa this year... only he isn't holding a shopping box or have a drone flying overhead!)

Presenting this Year's Set of Trilogy Kits from Mill Hill - click for more
Presenting this Year's Set of Trilogy Kits from Mill Hill
For 2019 we have a set of 26 mini-ornaments that are perfect to make into an Advent Calendar or use to decorate a wreath. Finishing only 1-1/2 inches square... each of the three kits contains either 8 or 9 mini designs. Based on the size of the designs, we think these would be PERFECT for young or beginning stitchers. Lots of design options in each kit... lots of individual projects... lots of bang for your buck!

Annual 2019 Santa from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Presenting Annual 2019 Santa
from The Prairie Schooler
Even though Pam and Nancy have stopped designing their leaflets, they do design our favored Santas every year! This marks the 36th year! Same format, size colors and size... after 36 years, you know the drill.

MOST of the other Santas have been re-printed into leaflets of 4 assorted years... we have everything available that is currently in print... it is all pictured on our PS page and organized for you!

Snowy 9 Patch combo from Annie Beez Folk Art - click to see more
Snowy 9 Patch - Complete!
from Annie Beez Folk Art
All nine small parts to this design are now here... our sets are complete! A whole medley of little snowmen doing Christmassy things, they are all stitched on 32ct natural/polka dot Belfast Linen.

Each section measures 3 X 3... stitch them individually or together! Presented as nine separate charts, we have them all, but you can choose any or all that you want!

Happy Christmas - Reprint of book #190 from Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Happy Christmas - Reprint of book #190
from The Prairie Schooler
Here's a chart - originally published in 2013 - that features a sleepy little village on Christmas Eve. Happy Christmas - Santa's greeting trailing behind his sleigh - choose a black or dark gunmetal gray fabric to accent the evening.

I like the fact that all the windows are dark... everyone is fast asleep... and the smoke is gently curling up from all the chimneys... very cozy. Anyway, stitch the ornaments or just the top row of the piece... whatever you have time for!

Bygone Stitches Yes Virginia - click to see more
Yes, Virginia
from ByGone Stitches

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus... Thank God! He lives and he lives forever, a thousand years from now, Virginia, nay ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

The famous quote by Francis Pharcellus Church of the New York City Sun Editorial, September 21st, 1897... brings us warm, fuzzy feelings!

Published by friends of ByGone Stitches' Gail... left behind in her stash... the ladies at Stitching Pretty have given Gail's creativity a new life. Stitched on red linen with white thread, the lettering is worked in gold metallic. Stitch count is 160 x 180; isn't he gorgeous?

#198 Christmas Tree Farm from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #59 Nutcrackers from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
New Reprints from The Prairie Schooler
  • #59 Nutcrackers was originally published in 1996. These make cute stand-ups if you put them on 18ct linen and use fun threads, because they stand about 8 inches tall!
  • #198 Christmas Tree Farm - This was one of the final leaflets Pam and Nancy published before they retired. (Their original collection reached 202 titles.) Just all reds, greens, brown, black and FUN!

Brush Santas! Scrub Brush Santa from Happy Hollow - click to see more Paint Brush Santa from Happy Hollow - click to see more
We've had these little guys over the years. I'd kind of forgotten about them, till I saw them at a show this Fall. NO Cross Stitch involved... grab your glue gun and CRAFT! Complete kits (wrapped in a pretty red organza drawstring bag) of brush, hat fabrics, noses, eyes, glasses... everything you need to make these darling little Santas. Both measure about 9 inches in overall length when finished.

The 4-inch paint brush guy might need to go to someone who LOVES to paint... or who *should be* painting something... and that little scrub brush guy (might be?) fun for your cleaning lady... or a less-than-productive-in-the-cleaning-dept family member! They are just the cutest things!

At Home For Christmas from Blackberry Lane At Home For Christmas
from Blackberry Lane
Oh my gosh... this little guy is living in a broken glass ball... and Marie says he's eating the popcorn and cranberry garland on your tree!!!

By Blackberry Lane, this chart is due to arrive in early December. He's stitched over TWO (she usually does over one, this is do-able!) with 'just' 37 different shades of DMC floss. Picture This Plus' 32ct Woodland Belfast is the required linen... and the whole thing measures just 65 x 67 stitches -- or 4 x 4!!!

Absolutely precious... he is full of Marie's fantastic color sense and design charm!!!

Christmas Wishes from Little Dove Designs - click to see more Adjust Your Sails from Little Dove Designs - click to see more
Adjust Your Sails from Little Dove Designs
Life isn't about waiting for the winds to change... it's about learning to adjust your sails. Measuring 117 x 177 - so it finishes approx 7 x 11 on 32ct - this is stitched with 9 regular solid colors of DMC floss, and one hand-dyed for all the water and waves.

The motifs in here are cute - all the little whales and the perky sailboats - it is stitched on any gray fabric so the whites of the sails will show up. (Not enough stitching time to do the whole thing? I see three different sections in here... maybe adjust your sails and choose just one or two? But how can you decide because they're all neat!)

Christmas Wishes from Little Dove Designs
This is a fun design that measures 53 x 253 in stitch count. (about 3 x 16 on 32ct.) Worked with 16 regular shades of DMC floss, you can split up the different areas of this and do them individually or join the whole piece as shown.

Lots of opportunity to add hand-dyed flosses if you want or some cute clay buttons and what-nots... the chart is super-huge, colored and very easy to read.

Merry Christmas from Little Dove Designs - click to see more
Merry Christmas
from Little Dove Designs
Here's a delightful Christmas band sampler full of easy, traditional rows of motifs, all stitched with DMC flosses on any Taupe, Natural or Dark Brown Linen. Finishing approx 5 x 13 on 28ct ... just *whip it up* NOW... and it'll be ready to make into a cute pillow or hanging for next Christmas.

No special stitches or embellishments, no hand-dyeds...this baby is READY and WAITING for your and the creativity of your stash!! Offered as a chart, it has a very pleasing balance to its design!

Santa's House from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Santa's House by Tiny Modernist
This is Tiny Modernist's newest Six-part Stitch Along design -- it's a cut-away of Santa's Bustling House! Coded for DMC floss, this measures approx 9 x 11 on 32ct. The background shown is a khaki color... but light or medium blues would work too. The main leaflet features the house outline and outside details, while the subsequent 5 rooms are all presented on separate little card charts.

Scheduled to release over 6 weeks, we have everything together now... they have now all arrived. Talk to us about fabric choices -- you have MANY! Such a cute design, the rooms and all the things in them are just charming!!!!!

Winter Snow Owl from Blackberry Lane Winter Snow Owl
from Blackberry Lane
Marie Driskill has a new dramatic design - this little owl face just makes you stare right back at it!!!! Winter Snow Owl - only 55 stitches round - is stitched on 32ct Storm hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus.

Regular DMC flosses - 20 different shades - this finishes less than 3-1/2 inches in size! All the stitching around the eyes and beak are over-one, and Marie has added petite glass seed beads to the snowflakes to make them glisten! What a charming little thing! Presented as a chart.

#143 Button Up reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more #73 Christmas Samplers II reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more Christmas Reprints from The Prairie Schooler
  • #73 Christmas Samplers II - Originally published in 1998, this one features three samplers with three different takes on Christmas - Holly and Greenery, Religious Angels and Santa! Several take-out designs in here for ornaments - you can see that in the cover pic!
  • #143 Button Up - Originally published in 2007, this is a cute medley of bitty designs you could make into ornaments or the wintery 9-patch as shown! Only #147 Old McDonald had this similar design format.

Merry Mugs from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more
Merry Mugs from Rachel's of Greenfield
Rachels of Greenfield - (our little felt ornament kit lady) has a new set of 6 ornaments ready! Presented in complete kit format, each opens at the top for candy-cane or gift-card storage! A mug of steaming coffee, creamy hot chocolate or spicy tea... those treats warm your soul like these little guys can!

Kit includes the wool felt, floss, gold hanging strings, patterns and instructions to make the darling little blue, red, green, gold and white mugs! Easy stitching - no sequins!

Snow Day Christmas Stocking from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view! Special Delivery Christmas Stocking from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view! Wish Upon a Star Christmas Stocking from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view! Angel of Peace Christmas Stocking from Birds of a Feather -- click to see a larger view!
Angels, Children, Snowmen andSanta... All make for charming Stockings from Birds of a Feather!
Birds of a Feather designed this delightfully unique set of four stockings - all very loonnnng and skinny! Stitched on something dark like Weeks Havana hand-dyed linen, each measures 203 wide by 317 long... so on 30ct... that makes them 20 inches long!!!Gorgeous hand-dyed flosses by Weeks with a few DMC solids tossed in, each one is cuter than the last!

There is no alphabet included to personalize them... but there is plenty of room for that up in that checkerboarded top area if you want that. Classic stockings designed years ago, that are still charming!!!

355 Sledding Santa from JBW Designs 356 Sledding Snowman from JBW Designs 351 Merry from JBW Designs
New Christmas Releases from JBW Designs
Small card format for each of these, they finish into mini-stockings or the little wooden sled ornaments.
Sledding Santa & Sledding Snowman -- Ready to deliver their packages, stitched areas are only approx 25 x 50 stitches, charted for hand-dyeds or DMC. 16 or 32cr for the sleds.
Merry - Stitched only in white... choose a pretty red or green fabric -- your choice for this! 198 x 70 in stitch count. Finish into a pillow or block stand-up.
352 Song of Christmas VII O Little Town of Bethlehem from JBW Designs 353 Song of Christmas VIII Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Accessories from JBW Designs 354 Sing of Christmas IX Winter Wonderland from JBW Designs
Sing A Song of Christmas #'s 7, 8 and 9... more little Christmas Carol Stocking ornaments! These all finish approx 3 x 4 on 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen, and are the cutest! Nine now in the set, finish them flat, or actually make bitty stockings for candy canes or bits of greenery. O Little Town of Bethlehem, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Winter Wonderland are the featured songs this time around, the other 6 previously released are still available for your collection!

A Visit From St Nick Kits MH171831 thru MH171834 from Mill Hill - click for more
A Visit From St Nick Kits from Mill Hill
Mill Hill is debuting a quartet of designs all stitched on 16ct Aida and garnished with their beads!
Describing each design --
  • The Stockings Were Hung on the chimney with care...
  • as The Children Were Nestled in their beds.
  • A Jolly Old Elf appeared and left gifts for all the good girls and boys.
  • Then as quick as St Nick appeared, he could be seen flying away saying To All a Good Night!
You can follow the favorite poem with each of these! Offered as complete kits of the 16ct Aida and Mill Hill beads, each finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square -- the same size as the regular Mill Hill Button & Bead Kits. They are due in the shop the end of July... we can't wait to get them!!!

Paradise Street from Lilli Violette - click to see more Christmas in the Woods from Lilli Violette - click to see more Christmas in the Woods and Paradise Street!
from Le Temps Une Croix
  • Christmas in the Woods - This is a chart of a lovely evergreen tree decorated for Christmas. It is tipped in snow, and there are snowflake stitches scattered in the background, and snow under the gifts, so I think this is a little tree in the woods! Coded for DMC, it measures 145 x 133 in stitch count, so will finish approx 8 x 9 on 16/32ct. The little bits of instructions are printed in French, so I cannot read a word of it... but I can tell it's charming! Presented as a chart.
  • Paradise Street - This is a charming little french design -- a perky red scooter parked in front of an apartment??? I don't know exactly! I just love the simplicity of the design, the bold of the red against the clean gray and taupe. I like the stylized tree, the repeating round cobblestones... the tiny red dotted flowers... the talllll windows and the talllll lamp post! The chart is actually quite large -- it measures 187 x 167 -- so 12 x 13 on 14ct!

Woodland Fox from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more Woodland Deer from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more
Woodland Deer and Fox
from Shannon Christine Designs

A pair of wintery friends, these measure 71 x 71 stitches each -- so almost 4 inches in size on 18/36ct. 11 Shades of regular DMC along with gold and opalescent metallics, choose a blue or gray background -- the pattern does not specify a choice.

Snow Globes for Christmas from Shannon Christine Designs - click to see more
Unique New Things from Shannon Christine Designs
Snow Globes for Christmas
Here's a fun trio of charts with a Farmhouse feel for Christmas. Little snowglobes inside of mason canning jars! By Shannon Christine, each is charted for DMC floss and uses a bit of metallic for accents. Choose a light gray or natural color of fabric (your choice) so that the white snow shows up. Truck measures 70 x 68 (5 x 5 on 14/28ct.), Deer is 70 x 88, and sleigh is the largest at 94 x 56. These would make cute stand-up cubes.

Let it Snow silk gauze globe kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Classic Santa silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Christmas Visit silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Believe silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Christmas Tree silk gauze globe kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view!
Miniatures With Silk Threads on Silk Gauze from Kreinik
Silent Night silk gauze kit from Kreinik -- click to see a larger view! Oh... we carried these years and years ago... and at some point, the stitched shop models made it home with me, and into my personal stash of Christmas Decorations in my house! The other night at The Silver Needle Christmas Party, some of the shop gals were ooshing and gooshing over them, and I thought I really ought to see if they are available at all anymore. VOILA! Just as gorgeous as always... here they are... back again to enjoy and stitch!

All are presented as kits of Au Ver A Soie silk thread, the chart, and cut of 40ct silk gauze. (enough thread for 40ct linen in the kits... but if you want to substitute larger linen, you'll need to match the silks to flosses so you'll have enough thread to make them larger.) A trio of tiny snow globes... the Classic Santa, Madonna and that tiny street scene... these are exquisite! You can see by the ruler in the pic just how small they are. We matted ours, but needless to say, they would be lovely tree ornaments as well. I have always loved each one of these... and am thrilled to bring them back into The Silver Needle! (I'm just not happy about taking them away from my home displays and sending them 'back to work!')

Christmas Stitch-Along from Tiny Modernist - click to see more Christmas Stitch-Along fromTiny Modernist
Tiny Modernist has been 'collecting' a design... and it's finally all here now! *Merry Christmas* is a charming scene of Santa and The Mrs at The North Pole, surrounded by all their forest friends. Measuring approx 8 x 10-1/2 on 32ct, it's stitched with DMC floss. I don't know why it's so endearing... but it really is!

Presented in three parts... we have gathered them all together so you aren't messing with pieces and parts. All the design parts are here... just add fabric and floss!

Presepe - The Nativity by Sara Guermani - click for more Presepe - The Nativity
from Sara Guermani
A lovely piece by Sara Guermani, this depicts the Manger Scene in the city of Bethlehem. Jesus is already born -- he's in his little crib. Three Kings and the Shepherd's are near... Angels are in the sky.

Measuring 278 x 263 in stitch count, this will finish about 17 inches square on 32ct. The picture is on a light sand color... you might want to darken that to natural or an amber color, so the sheep, geese and little pink pig show up! A very pretty Christmas piece... a gentle reminder of The First Christmas.

Three More Past Favorites Have Returned!
from The Prairie Schooler
88 Old World Santas II Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 80 Old World Santas Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 133 Winter Wind Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
  • Winter Wind - #133
  • published in 2006, this is one of the seasonal samplers that follows the same format as 132, 140, 141 and 148 -- all main pieces with a small 'panel' that features 4 OTHER designs to interchange into your sampler - or just make in to ornaments!
    Everything in these leaflets is the same size, so you could even take the smaller ornament designs from each book and make a composite of THOSE!  Winter Wind reads: The birds are gone, the ground is white, the winds are wild they chill and bite! Such a favorite from 12 years ago!
  • Old World Santas I and II - Books 80 and 88 from 1999 and 2000. All are about 35 x 60 in stitch count, this is a set of 16 different Santas. On 36ct they are only 2 x 3 - small enough to group onto a wreath, make into a table runner, stitch on paper for ornaments, stitch as a long and skinny hanging... you figure it out!

Search the Sky from Waxing Moon Search the Sky
from Waxing Moon Designs
*May you never be too grown up to search the sky on Christmas Eve* is the verse on this holiday design! Stitched on 28ct Blue Spruce Linen in shades of DMC or Gentle Art hand-dyed flosses, this finishes approx 10-1/2 x 7-1/2.

Since it is on darker fabric, it might be fun to add metallic to the moon, opalescent to the snowflakes or even beads for the reindeer eyes and a little Wisper thread to Santa and his hat pom. I'm picturing this finished as a small pillow just perched somewhere as 'quiet advice!'

Christmas Pounds from Waxing Moon
Christmas Pounds
from Waxing Moon Designs
*When what to my wondering eyes did appear, but 10 extra pounds on my thighs and my rear.*(Ho Ho Ho... Merry Christmas!!!)

Waxing Moon has sent this fun design... it finishes about 7 x 10 on 14/28ct, and is stitched with DMC floss or Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Stitch it for your work-out club or the lunch room at work!

Christmas for The Stitcher from Sue Hillis -- click to see more New Mini-Sled Patterns for Christmas Ornaments
from Sue Hillis Designs
Sue Hillis has 2 new leaflets that feature small ornament-sized designs that you can finish ANY WAY you like.  She's shown these on those darling little wooden sleds we have!  

By Foxwood Crossings, the bitty 1-1/2 x 3 inch sleds come in natural brown wood with metal blades and handles.  You can paint them any color you like -- Sue's are all white.  Sleds are available separately -- $4.50 each, but we have a Baker's Dozen offering that helps when you are making a lot of these. 
Patriots and Stitcher join Sweets, Ride, Friends, and Red Sleds... so Sue's collection of designs is up to 38!

Christmas for The Stitcher -- A Sewing Bird, spools of thread, stork scissors and a tomato pin cushion... the are cute for us 'seamstresses.'
Presented in leaflet format, you get the actual sized template for sled finishing as well as really nice finishing process photos.

Deck The Halls from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
Deck The Halls from The Drawn Thread
The Drawn Thread's 2017 Christmas designs are due in the shop this week! Deck the Halls is just 68 x 68 stitches in size - so it finishes about 4 x 4 on 32ct. Just a quiet little piece, it uses only 5 colors of thread (our charts will come with Cynthia's Dinky Dyes silks for a limited time.)

Charted for the 5 shades of silk, it'll be easy to convert to hand-dyed cottons - her pictures are really nice on the chart. There is also a small 'take-out' from this - a small bird - that would make a cute ornament or scissor fob! Very Nice!

Welcome Halloween from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Welcome Christmas from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more
Welcome Halloween and Welcome Christmas from The Drawn Thread
Two more designs in this cute series of greetings... these join Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter... they are all really fun! Stitch JUST the motifs -- some of them can stand alone -- or add the word, each finishes approx 2 x 14 on 30ct Antique Lambswool Linen. As with the others in this series, all are coded for Dinky Dyes and Needlepoint Inc Silks and feature a few small button or bead embellishments.

For a limited time, our charts will include Cynthia's silk packs. After those sell out, hand-dyed flosses will be the way to go. They are really cute stitched up - lots to look at and catch your eye. Cynthia likes special stitches - so there are a few of those scattered all over in these! If you don't have a horizontal space, think about positioning these vertically!

Kringle & Woolard from Plum Street Samplers 1831 Christmas from Plum Street Samplers Jacks's Sweet Shoppe Merry Friends from Plum Street Samplers Pomegranate Santa from Plum Street Samplers
Four Sneak Peeks from Plum Street Samplers -- due in the shop November 15th-ish!
Paulette has 4 new things... all Christmassy in theme... and Cute! Chart packs of all of them.
  • Kringle & Woolard -- Santa and his little sheepy, 79 x 114 stitch count, various hand-dyed or DMC flosses... lots of angles everywhere on this one!
  • 1831 Christmas -- This is sweet -- dusty poinsettias, that cute swirly sheep, this makes a nice 3 x 4-ish pin cushion, and is trimmed with Lady Dot Mini Ball fringe.
  • Jacks's Sweet Shoppe Merry Friends -- Another of Paulette's tart tin designs, I think Santa is skating with a bitty snowman in his mittens, and the little guy is trimming the tree!
  • Pomegranate Santa -- An Olde Worlde Santa with an elaborate bag and walking stick! The eight reindeer have Rudolph in the lead -- this finishes approx 8-1/2 x 7!

12 Days of Christmas Berries 1-2-3 from Erica Michaels - click for more The 12 Berries of Christmas from Erica Michaels
This is the beginning of a 12-berry set of the 12 Days of Christmas -- little berry ornaments or pin cushions to toss into a festive bowl during the holidays. Available now -- in the first chart pack are The Partridge, Turtle Doves and French Hens. They are all stitched on 9 x 12 cuts of Weeks 35ct Cocoa Linen with various Weeks hand-dyed flosses. They all have wool tops of Weeks Juniper and Lancaster Red, and finish into little 2-1/2 inch stuffed cushions.

Parts 4-5-6 come in January, then March and we finish with 10-11-12 next June. You'll have the entire set by next summer. All will be on the cocoa linen, and Linda has no plans to offer a silk gauze version of these -- just linen. (We're wanting to send fabric for all three in each pack at once so it matches...) We're beginning an auto-ship on these, because we have planned release dates for the rest in the series. Presented as charts of 3 berries each, she has beautiful pictures inside the package of the different 'sides' of the berries as well as the topping treatments.

Poinsettia Place Sampler from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Poinsettia Place Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
The Victoria Sampler has a new piece that celebrates Poinsettia plants we love during the holidays. The quiet cottage scene at the bottom is charming by itself... and actually, so are the top bands of flowers -- you could split this into two pieces! Worked on Smokey Pearl 28ct, it finishes approx 5 x 7 -- just a BITTY thing!

Some of the flowers are stitched with silk ribbon -- not threads, and tiny glass beads are featured in the centers of all of them. Lots of special stitches in this, and those pretty Lazy Daisies with the silk ribbon.

Sweet Treats for Santa from Blackberry Lane Sweet Treats for Santa
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Another charming Blackberry Lane design, this is a collection of 8 designs that all finish LESS THAN two inches in size. (stitch count for each is only 28 x 28.) Worked on Picture This Plus' 32ct Gingerbread Linen, each is stitched with DMC floss -- over two. You can finish them into small ornaments, pin cushions, or mount them in the little fluted metal tart tins -- still for cushions or ornaments! The cover pic on the chart shows them strung together as a garland as well.

Peppermints (2 of them -- they are my favorites!), Santa and Mrs Claus, Christmas Puddings and Popcorn, it's a delightful set of ornaments (and none of them will take you long to stitch!) Presented in a chart, fabric (get enough pieces) and tins (sets of 8) separately.

Presenting the 2016 Prairie Schooler Santa -- click to see more
Presenting the 2016 Prairie Schooler Annual Santa!

What a SURPRISE! We had no idea we are being treated to a new Santa!!!

Get him fast before he heads up to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas!!!

Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill - click for more
Mini Sticks Stockings for Christmas! from Mill Hill
Mill Hill has 12 new small ornament designs created by artist -- Sticks. Presented as their small kits, each contains TWO mini-stocking designs that can be stitched and attached back-to-back -- so when they twirl on your Christmas tree, you can still see pretty stitching.

Stitched on 14ct perforated paper, each contains the flosses and a few beads for glitz. Whimsical designs... you can see snowmen, trees, hearts and holly, SUPER Colorful and festive... each kit is $8.00 -- but you get everything for TWO designs!

Mr Owl's Wintergreen Gala and Penny Penguin's Heart of Christmas from Artful Offerings - click for more Mr Owl and Penny Penguin
from Artful Offerings
Artful Offerings has a pair of new charts that caught my eye! Two wintery-souls, each is surrounded by a bit of greenery -- like a little wreath.

Stitched on neutral fabrics, they call for either Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC floss, and finish into generous-sized 4 x 5 ornaments. No special stitches or anything... just super-cute designs!

Jingle My Bells Ornament from Val's Stuff Santa's Watching Ornament from Val's Stuff More Ornaments from Val's Stuff
The latest pair of paper ornaments has arrived to go with Val's other cute designs. Presented as charts with the cut of 14ct brown perforated paper, black mounting felt and one or two eyes by JABCO... Jingle My Bells includes the bell as well.

ALL of these are fun, and the paper makes them super easy to stitch. You will need to supply the flosses from your stash.

Charcoal Mittens from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more Charcoal Mittens from Rachel's of Greenfield
Oh we love the felt ornament kits we carry by Rachel's of Greenfield! Primitive stitched felt ornaments... this is the 8th set that contains 6 designs... so there are TONS to choose from! Small 3 x 3-ish old-fashioned felt pieces, all you do is cut the shapes from the included wool, blanket stitch them together, and beautiful little creations are the result.

Remember the wool ornaments that used to hang on your family Christmas Tree? Here they are (minus the plastic sequins!) Gold string to hang them, full-sized cutting templates and all the correct sizes and colors of the wools, and flosses to add the small embroidery touches, these complete kits are good to go!

VERY cute, this new set features a charcoal gray background on mittens with red cuffs. They join *Warm Hands* (more mittens), *Warm Feet* -- which are mini-stockings, *Snow Folks* --which are snowmen (even a snow kitty and a snow puppy!) and the set of gift bag ornaments!

Medley of Carols from Glendon Place - click to see more Medley of Carols from Glendon Place
Wow... this is gorgeous! Glendon Place has a new piece that should put you in the musical mood at Christmastime! Celebrating vintage Christmas Carols, there are 12 blocks in this 291 x 220 design -- you can stitch them individually or all together. Each is stitched in white and features BITS of metallics, beads or red lettering -- not much -- just accents.

The fabric is the COOLEST! By Picture This Plus, it is a deep green hand-dyed 28ct Cashel Linen that has opalescent running through it. It is just yummy, sparkly, and a DEFINITE for this design. NOTHING else will do, so we are offering the fabric along with this chart. The cut is 24 x 27, so if you want to stitch all 12 of these individually, you'll have *some* between each -- not much so be careful. Plenty, though, if you want to stitch only some of them.

Celebrated Carols include: Silent Night, Angels We Have Heard On High, Let There Be Peace On Earth, O Christmas Tree, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Frosty The Snowman, White Christmas, Silver Bells, First Noel, Jolly Old St Nicholas, Deck The Halls, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

A Churchyard Christmas from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more A Churchyard Christmas from Praiseworthy Stitches
Praiseworthy Stitches has released their annual Christmas Scene, and this year, it is the chaos that surrounds the annual Children's Churchyard Nativity. All is not well! Halos are crooked, crowns are bent, and some of the camels have escaped!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teachers Pam and Susan have lots of personal experience with these school events, and decided it was time to share them!!! Their endearing picture measures approx 19 x 12, is stitched on 32ct Picture This Plus Mirage Linen and calls for no less than 39 different hand-dyed or DMC shades!!!!! (you'll need 10 skeins of Snowflake!!!)

Yet another charming scene... it joins Going to Grandma's, Carols on the Square and Santa's Midnight Flight. Presented as a chart, we have the gorgeous deep gray hand-dyed 32ct Mirage linen cut ready -- it gives all this that deepening-wintery-dusky sky feel. Pretty houses and the church, darling little costumes on the children, there are touches of metallic (5760, 009HL and 003HL) and beads (42039, 42013, 40557) here and there to add bits of sparkle. Always something new and cute when you look at this!

Foxwood Crossings Small Sleds -- Mini Village - click to see more Foxwood Crossings Small Sled, Medium sled, Sleigh and Doll Bed - click to see more New From Foxwood Crossings -- A Mini Village for Mini Sleds AND NEW Medium-Sized Sleds!!!
We had hoped Foxwood would be able to get her itty-bitty sleds in just a bit of a larger size... and they are HERE!
  • Medium Wooden Sleds -- (Shown here with the Small Sled, the Sleigh and the Doll Bed)
    The new Medium Sled has a bed that is 2-1/4 x 4 in size... these are a bit larger than the mini sleds we have had for the past few seasons!
    Cindy has featured this larger size sled -- a generous-sized ornament size -- on her Harrisburg Winter and First Noel Charts. These look great left the brown color they are, but they are cute painted as well, just depends on how 'crafty' you are! The Bakers Dozen offers you 13 sleds for the price of 12!
  • Small Sleds -- Mini Village
    Well how cute are these??? Can you see the three sled designs all taken from the larger scene?? Offered as the chart, the main design is 37 x 47. All three mini-sled charts are here for you -- they measure only 17 x 31 on 14ct!

Mani Di Donna Joy & Peace Ornaments - click to see more Joy & Peace Ornaments from Mani Di Donna
CUTE, cute, cute! I don't know if its the charm of the polka dot linen mixed with the red and white polka dot finishing fabric or not... but I think this pattern is really cute, and the finishing is creative and unique! Definitely worth a look to remember! 4 Designs in all... Santa is here with his sleigh and reindeer, and each has a companion tiny button design as well.

Worked on the 32ct Natural Belfast linen with the painted white polka dots already on it, the main designs are only about 45 x 45 stitches in size. Finished into a pincushion-sized pillow with some rik-rak trim on there... the round part is the smaller design that is covering a metal button form -- then attached to the other side of the little pillow. (She has organza ribbon around it, but more rik-rak or twisted cording would work just as well to help soften the button edges. Right now, the organza makes it hard to see in the pic.) Anyhow, a REALLY cute design coded for Valdani cottons or DMC flosses, offered in a chart.

Merry Ewe from Plum Street Samplers Merry Brew from Plum Street Samplers Merry Brew and Merry Ewe from Plum Street Samplers
Plum Street Samplers has a pair of new designs -- Autumn is her favorite time of the year -- so MORE pretty things with that gorgeous cinnamon and golden color scheme!
  • Merry Brew -- Charted for Classic Colorworks Balsam Fir and Hickory Sticks. Also The Gentle Art in Antique Rose, Caramel Corn, Cherry Bark, Dried Thyme, Oatmeal, Old Hickory, Parchment and Sable. A really cute piece featuring Santa and two of his reindeer. This measures 106w x 100h -- 6 x 6.5 on 36ct. Lovely colors, this is presented as a chart.
  • Merry Ewe -- This design is part of the Jack's Sweet Shoppe series. Santa sheep is presenting Mrs. Santa sheep with a Christmas candy cane. Charted for DMC B5200, The Gentle Art in Antique Lace, Endive, Espresso Bean, Garden Gate, Heirloom Gold (only used for 4 stitches), Portabella and Weeks Dye Works in Baked Apple. Stitch count is 77w x 69h -- 4.5 x 4 on 36 ct. Finished in a little tart tin, this would also be cute as a pin cushion.

Up On The Rooftop from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more Up On The Rooftop
from The Drawn Thread
Cynthia has a new Simple Sampler -- just a bitty thing -- to stitch in a jiff for Christmas. Santa is standing there on the rooftop, he's got the Christmas tree -- but instead of reindeer, we have lovely white Satin-Stitched doves!

Worked on 32ct Dirty with Sampler Threads and DMC floss... it finishes approx 3 x 6.. Skip all the lettering and the roof, and Santa and his tree are not even 2 x 4!!!! They'd make a cute ornament or a fob (and 1 x 2 over one!!!!!!!) Presented as a chart with a single bitty black button embellishment.

The Joys of Christmas from The Drawn Thread -- click to see more The Joys of Christmas
from The Drawn Thread
Six little ways to stitch JOY... pine cones, candy canes, birds and bows... each of these small designs is approx 3 or 4 inches in size on various 32ct fabrics.

Sampler Threads or silks, the chart comes with a smattering of petite seed beads and a pair of teeny black buttons which are on the snowman. Nothing too involved, just a smattering of easy designs to whip up for some special stitched gifts.

Be of Good Cheer from Scarlett House - click for more Be of Good Cheer from The Scarlett House
Here's a sweet piece that is worked on the 28ct Natural/Ivory Graziano (from Italy) Gingham Linen. (Weeks has hand-dyed some as well -- another color option.) Worked with just 5 colors of DMC floss, it is shown mounted into a really cool 5 x 7 metal tray from Hobby Lobby! (Information about the tray comes inside the chart with your purchase.)

Super cute finishing for this simple piece that finishes a mere 3-1/2 x 5. Offered as a chart... you may want to change the date of 1837 on there to something else that has significance to you.

Let it Snow from Blackberry Lane Let it Snow from Blackberry Lane Designs
Oh Wow... Marie Driskell has designed the MOST CHARMING little snowman!!!!! He is just the happiest little guy! Stitched on yummy hand-dyed fabric -- on 32ct, he measures 65 x 65 stitches -- so 4 x 4. Charted for DMC floss, he also uses blending filaments in an ice blue and opalescent for the wind, his body, and the words, along with glass beads dotting the snowflakes. You'll need the JABCO clay nose... and maybe the white ball fringe (big box stores -- our mini-balls are all hand-dyed and not pure white) and snowflake button for finishing???

I just love everything about this piece that is presented as a chart. We have GORGEOUS Crossed Wing hand-dyed linen in stock NOW... will have to wait for the Picture This Plus Stellar this calls for. (The filament, braid, bead and button dropdown lists no price... because there are too many variables with thread options. All that will run approx $12. Ball Fringe is not offered because we do not have pure white. Fabric? Do you want 28 or 32? Do you want it now, or do you want to wait!) HELP with thoughts in the comments box of your order!!! :)

#311 Tidings of Joy from JBW Designs Tidings of Joy from JBW Designs
JBW has several new designs -- 7 more actually -- but I absolutely love this one, so I chose it for Just Arrived! Choose any color of Red over-dyed floss or silk you like, stitch this over one or two threads, and finish it like either of these two options!!!

Sweet little reindeer surrounded by evergreens and a pretty border, this stitch count on this is 91 x 110. Presented in small card format.
(Click the pic to see the rest of the new arrivals.)

Tiny Christmas Biscornu by Just Nan -- click to see more! Gingerbread Reindeer Mouse Cottage by Just Nan -- click to see more! Winter Birds Needle Slide by Just Nan -- click to see more!
Just Nan's Christmas Designs are all Here!
Christmas is coming... and now we have a few treats by Just Nan!!! Here are the details!
  • Tiny Christmas Biscornu -- Something special for your tree, this is stitched on both sides. (You COULD make this into a pair of ornaments as well.) Four bright red cardinals, wrapped packages and snowflakes on one side, four beaded holiday trees and peppermints on the other. This petite 2-inch cushion -- accented with crystal beads in the centers and candy cane ribbon edges -- will sparkle on your tree. Worked on 32ct Picture This Plus Gingerbread Linen with DMC floss, it also features tiny red, gold and white bead embellishments. Full of tiny Just Nan's charming motifs, she has garnished it with her Gingerbread Man Pin. Offered as the chart with emb... linen, pin and floss are separate.
  • Gingerbread Reindeer Mouse -- Another of Nan's cute stitched mice -- this little guy needs to hang close-by to all your Gingerbread Angel and Jingle Mice! He is a reindeer -- complete with tiny reindeer antlers and red reins. He has a Rudolph-red nose, and is wearing a Christmas Sweater to keep him warm on The Important Night. Stitched on 32ct Picture This Plus's Gingerbread Linen with DMC and just a touch of gold metallic, he finishes a mere 2-inches in size -- the same as everyone else in his family. Offered as a chart with tail hanger, beads, nose, and brass button base, he is precious!!!!!
  • Winter Birds Needle Slide -- Nan's newest Needle Slide features 5 little birds all decked out in wintry finery, stacked against a winter sky. She's added a hologram snowflake for a bit of glitz, and there is a removable magnet inside to hold needles and pins. Tuck some mints inside or use it for needles!!!

Christmas Memories from Blackberry Lane Christmas Memories from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane has a lovely new pair of Christmas Tree designs -- kind of a feather tree idea -- featuring branches filled with antique Christmas toys and trinkets. Two different designs -- both feature the trees cross stitched over two threads with long stitches to mimic the pine needles. THEN, the ornaments are all stitched over one thread. Absolutely incredible design detail -- Marie Driskell excels at this sort of thing! -- you won't believe how beautiful all the little toys are! Snowmen, angels, dolls, sheep, a nutcracker, caboose, gingerbread man, Santa a horn, just a million little things!

The smaller version is worked on 32ct lambswool and measures 43 x 67 stitches -- 2-1/2 x 4-ish. The larger tree is done on the 32ct natural linen with the white spots painted on it. It's a little more challenging because of the paint kind of clogging the fabric holes (but the finished effect is SO COOL) That one measures 52 x 69 and finishes approx 3 x 5. Honestly, this is a CHARMING set of designs!!!!! Get it for the Stash!... and maybe stitch JUST the bitty ornaments that are only 10 threads high!!!!!

Going to Grandma's from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more Going to Grandma's from Praiseworthy Stitches
Susan and Pam have released another charming winter scene -- this year's features Grandma's House decked out to the MAX for the Holiday! *Christmas is here and everyone is arriving at Grandma's house! The snow is falling, the kids are making a snowman and the rest of the family is finally here. Can't you hear the squeels and delight as everyone greets each other? See Grandma on the walkway waving to them? Look, even Santa and Rudolph have arrived! It is a time for love, delight and laughter.*

Stitched on 32ct Nocturne by Picture This Plus (a luscious greyed-blue fabric), this finishes approx 11 x 9 -- MUCH more compact than some of the other annual scenes! Worked with Sampler Threads and Weeks hand-dyeds, (several multiple skeins of the same colors), along with a few blending filaments and Mill Hill beads, it is full of charming details just like all the rest of Praiseworthy's houses! Offered as the chart with fabric and threads separately. Get the chart, and check your stash for needed thread.

Modern Christmas to All from Tiny Modernist - click to see more
Modern Christmas to All
from Tiny Modernist
A *Canned Ham* being pulled by Santa's reindeer!!! What a way to travel for the Holidays! Tiny Modernist brings us this delightful design in leaflet format -- stitched on something neutral with DMC floss.

On a 14/28ct it'll finish approx 5 x 10. Wouldn't it be fun for someone with an RV?

Here Comes Santa Claus from X's & Oh's - click for more The Postman from X's & Oh's - click for more
A Trio of Vintage Winter and Christmas Memories
X's & Oh's has charted artwork from three Canadian artists and presents them in Cross Stitch. Lovely designs that look like they came from the pages of old story books, I just love all three of them. They are pretty intense as far as the stitching and charts are concerned, so I will probably only enjoy them from these leaflets, and never the real stitched pieces! They are all solid stitching, so choose fabrics that are easy for YOU to work on... you might want to consider white for Here Comes Santa -- and leave the moon's inside empty.
  • Best Friends -- By Catherine Simpson, this measures approx 14 x 17-1/2 on 32ct and calls for 41 different DMC colors. Such a pretty scene, lots of backstitch detail. Not really Christmas -- you could leave off the decoration on the light post and shop window...
  • Here Comes Santa Claus -- By Frances Tyrell, Santa's sleigh up in the sky is only 10 x 15 stitches!!! Finishes approx 7 x 9 on 32ct, using 28 DMC colors.
  • The Postman -- By Shelley McVittie, I think The Mailman is picking up letters to Santa! (but maybe not... only the holly garland on the railing suggests Christmas.) 13-1/2 x 8-3/4 on 32ct, 35 DMCs, lots of shading in here, not much backstitch.

Happy Nativity Day from The Trilogy -- click to see more Happy Nativity Day
from The Trilogy
Even Jesus needed to learn his ABC's, so Trilogy has included the alphabet in this sleepy little scene! The evening sky and quiet village surround Baby Jesus on the night of his birth.

Offered as a small card chart, this finishes approx 3-1/2 x 4 on 32ct and is coded for hand-dyeds, DMC or Anchor floss.

Jingle from The Cricket Collection - click to see more Jingle from The Cricket Collection
What a pretty font for this! JINGLE is stitched on 28ct Star Sapphire linen in 18 different DMC colors along with 3 shades of gold metallic thread. The lettering is 501 green, bells are the metallic... and all the rest is just charming!

She's little in the pic... but there is a TINY stitched angel riding on the front of the sleigh! She's only 10 x 10 stitches, and thankfully Vicki has an enlarged chart of her in the leaflet for easier stitching!!! Offered as a leaflet, the design finishes approx 8 x 12-1/2 on the 28ct.

Beautiful Finishing 17 - Gingerbread Cupcakes from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Beautiful Finishing 17 - Gingerbread Cupcakes
from The Victoria Sampler
These are the CUTEST ornaments we have seen in so long... you are going to be enchanted by them! Last year's Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue Magazine featured the Gingerbread Man Cupcake included in VS's newest leaflet of THREE stitched cupcakes! Gingerbread Cupcakes features charts for the tops of three cakes, Snowmen, Gingerbread Men and Holly Leaves, along with finishing instructions to assemble them into colorful silicone baking cups.

You'll probably want the corresponding Accessory pack of all the threads, metallics, cute buttons, all the 'candy beads' and those bright red baking cups... everything you'll need except the topping fabric is in the accs pack. We'll be sending you 28ct Linen that is close to the 28ct Antique Almond called for (AA hasn't been available for almost a year!)... so you stitch a trio of cupcakes for your Christmas Tree -- we think these are so creative, cute, colorful, charming, unique and too pretty to eat!

Vintage Christmas, Believe & Amazing Grace from Brenda Riddle
Amazing Grace from Brenda Riddle - click to see more Believe from Brenda Riddle - click to see more Here is a doo of small charted designs by Brenda Riddle that feature a vintage flavor.

Believe and Amazing Grace are both worked with Week's White Lightening floss on 35ct Gunmetal Linen.

Wanting to mimic the charm of an old chalkboard each of these finishes approx 5 x 6 and 6 x 7. Very simple and charming! Each is offered as a chart. offered as a chart.

Sleigh Rides and Snowflakes from The Scarlett House - click for more Sleigh Rides and Snowflakes from The Scarlett House
Here's a chilly scene, cold and quiet! Stitch the entire thing, or leave off the words -- there are big snowflakes in the background (sort of hard to see in our image, but they're there!) that you can re-arrange in behind the evergreens. Scarlet House presents this design in chart format that is worked on a dusky hand-dyed -- lots of good colors come to mind (like Week's Tin Roof).

The stitch count is 220 x 138, and colors listed are either Sampler Threads or DMC. Dried Thyme, Forest Glade, Country Redwood, Wood Smoke, Tin Bucket, Chalk, Picnic Basket, Wood Trail, Deep Forest and Espresso Bean... you can just feel the deep, quiet colors. The dogs and bunnies are worked over one thread -- everything else is over 2.

Up On The Rooftop from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Up On The Rooftop
from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane as released #4 in her incredible Annual Snowglobe Series -- this one features Santa on the roof getting ready to drop down the chimney! Absolutely breathtaking detail in color shading and design detail, this entire ornament is only 82 x 82 stitches and is worked over one on 28ct, making it less than 3 x 3.

TONS of different DMC flosses from your stash, since there are so many called for in here... you won't use much of any of the colors!!! Look for the companion designs in your stash -- 2010 is The Snow Day, 2011 is Midnight Ride, and 2012 is The Carolers. These are all stunning! Get them and stash them away for a 110 degree month next summer when you can stay inside stitching!!!!!

Bigger Sleighs! from Foxwood Crossings
Foxwood Crossings RFD Sledding Sleigh - click to see more Foxwood Crossings Acme Snow Mobile Sleigh - click to see more More darling ornaments!!!! On the larger side, Foxwood Crossing has two more designs that fit a sleigh that measures 7 x 3 (the metal) with a bed that is 1-1/2 inches high and measures 2-1/2 x 5-1/2. Acme Snow Mobile is so cute and retro... while RFD Sledding is a traditional country snow play scene.

Both are shown stitched on 14ct perforated paper, trimmed and mounted to the sleighs. Each pattern is offered separately in chart format, so once again... order enough sleighs for your ornaments. Very nicely made, they are very sturdy, the wood is ok... and the black metal smoothly finished... there are even six little screws peeking out on the underneath side holding the planks in place.
These would be cute as doll and candle perches, as well. A sheet of perforated paper should yield three of these, 4 if you space very carefully.

Gingerbread Bakery from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Gingerbread Bakery from The Victoria Sampler
We are up to building #5 in this charming stitched Gingerbread Village! The Victoria Sampler has somehow designed the cutest miniature houses and even a tree, all garnished with 'drips' of white royal Icing, and lots of 'beaded cookies and candies!'

Joining their Church, Gingerbread Stitching House, Candy Cane Cottage and Tree Etui, you stitch each wall of this... even the roof, and construct the building. (The tiny gingerbread cookies on the roof are miniature buttons!) None of these are very large... our Stitching House model is something like 4 inches square and 3 inches high. Everything is offered in leaflet format, with fabric and the accessory packs of threads and embellishments offered separately.
Anyway, Gingerbread Bakery is charming, and comes in a leaflet FULL of detailed instructions and great finishing photos!

Gingerbread Cookies from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Gingerbread Cookies from The Victoria Sampler
Well, this is a cool chart... what a fun stitching project to complete, even if you aren't doing any of the matching village. Each cookie is stitched on 28ct Antique Almond Cashel Linen in reds, whites and an icy blue. The accessory pack contains all the silks and wools, beads, pearls and tiny 'candy' button embellishments.

As you can see, there really isn't much stitching on these AT ALL... so maybe after you've made your first set, you can get creative with the basic cookie shapes and add decorations from your stash to make more! Each ornament finishes approx 2-1/2 x 4 in size. Offered as the leaflet with accs pack separately.

Warm Hands Felt Ornament Kit from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more Warm Feet Felt Ornament Kit from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more Christmas Woolens Felt Ornament Kit from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more Mittens Felt Ornament Kit from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more Gift Bag Felt Ornament Kit from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more
Felt Christmas Ornaments and Mini-Gift Sacks! from Rachel's of Greenfield
Snow Folk Felt Ornament Kit from Rachels of Greenfield - click to see more Ornaments Galore! We have 6 new kits to make a total of 36 different mini stockings, mittens and gift bag ornaments! Something fun to hang on the tree, each and every one of these measures approx 2 x 3 when finished. Traditional designs in classic reds, greens, navy, black and white, each kit contains its templates and pattern shapes with cutting instructions for all the ornament pieces. They also include all the felt, threads, beads and button embellishments (if any are needed) and the gold cord hangers! You'll do simple Blanket Stitches and a couple of Straight Stitch Holly springs, and attach a few beads, but that's it!! REALLY CUTE, the snowmen wear a 'backpack' back pocket to store treasures! (Maybe for Christmas $$?) Very small and quick... these might be good for a scout troop project... they'd be so retro and fun as a large collection on a tree, cute package ties, you decide! Buy all 6 and get a discount!
  • Warm Hands is a set of mittens.
  • Warm Feet is the set of stockings.
  • Christmas Woolens is a mixture of mittens and stockings.
  • Mittens is a set that features only backstitch embroidery rather than blanket-stitched motifs.
  • The Gift Bags are a perfect size for gift cards.
  • Snow Folk have pockets on the back to hold money! The little dog and cat in that set are about half the size of the snowmen -- just precious!

  • Toys in the Attic -- A trio of ornaments from Blackberry Lane - click to see more Toys in the Attic -- A trio of ornaments
    from Blackberry Lane Designs
    Oh my gosh, these designs are so old-fashioned and charming!!! Marie Driskell's over-one design detail is apparent in this trio of small designs -- but these are MUCH, MUCH easier to stitch than some of her previous pieces. Worked on 28ct linen, each finishes approx 3 x 3... but much smaller if you leave off the Merry Christmas greetings on the bottom.
  • Sock Monkey by himself is only 40 x 50-ish...
  • Giddy-Up Horsey is 70 x 43... and
  • Baa Baa is only 53 x 42 without his borders.
  • Each of the three are beautifully charted and call for DMC floss. The colors are old and faded... and the designs are just precious! Offered as charts... these are FINISHABLE!

    Curly Girls for Christmas!... click for more
    Curly Girls for Christmas!
    Mill Hill has 4 new kits by Leigh -- of Curly Girl Designs. You see her artwork on lots of things -- stationery, napkins, tea towels and coffee cups -- and we get to stitch it! I love the contemporary verses and the fresh color schemes. Can you see the patterns in the backgrounds? Some of that is done with beads, the rest is stitching -- and it adds a touch of charm!
    Offered in complete kit format, each 7 x 7-ish design is worked on 28 ct linen in DMC flosses and is smattered with Mill Hill beads all through out the design.
  • Simple Wish: *Her wish was simple, peace in every nation, joy in every heart and a mitten of every hand.*
  • Most Real: *Remember it is not our eyes but our hearts that can see the things that are most real.* (In things such as Love, Peace and Saint Nick... we have the fullest confidence.)
  • Still, Silent, Holy, Bright: *May your heart be kept in great peace, gratitude and joy.*
  • Spaces in Between: *If you look, you will find with some certainty that Joy is in the spaces in-between.*

  • Presenting the 6th Annual Santa Kit!  Santa's House -- click to see more
    Presenting the 2013 Prairie Schooler Annual Santa! Their 30th!!!
    Well... if you aren't familiar with Prairie Schooler's Annual Santas... you have 30 years of patterns to catch up on! This year's has Santa keeping track of time all over the world to make sure he delivers toys on time! (Maybe next year he'll upgrade to a smart-phone!)

    Charming as always... same size, same color palette, add him to your stunning collection of Prairie Schooler's famous series! Offered as a small card.

    Mill Hill's Colonial Santas Kits for 2013 - click for more Mill Hill's Colonial Santas
    Mill Hill's 15th Annual Set of Santa*Through*the*Year is here! We're up to 45 different 3 x 4 paper Santa ornament designs -- The Big Guy in real life -- with all sorts of different themes. Although some don't *really look like* Santa... when you have part of the collection together and hanging on your tree -- they are really neat.

    This year's trio features Colonial Santas: Williamsburg, Jamestown and Plymouth. Mostly Cross Stitch with DMC floss... there is not much bead embellishment on any of these. They are meant to be old-fashioned paper ornaments! Offered as complete kits of chart, paper, flosses, needles and beads, we've just re-arranged our Mill Hill Antique Santa's page... and now you can see all the previous year's offerings in a jiff! They are stunning on the Christmas Tree, and now there are enough to decorate their OWN tree!

    Santa Claus from Rico Designs - click for more Christkindl from Rico Designs - click for more Christmassy Messengers from Rico Designs - click for more Wintermarchen from Rico Designs - click for more Wintermarchen from Rico Designs - click for more
    Five Little Books from Germany!
    What an AWESOME discovery we have made! This is a collection of 5 small 6 x 8, 40 to 64 page, softcover books featuring all sorts of charming Christmas motifs -- stitched, finished into a million different things, and photographed beautifully. Heavy, glossy paper, lovely full color charts, DMC, Anchor and Rico coded, each book shows all the various charts stitched and finished into tablecloths, runners, ornaments, stand-ups, just beautiful Holiday decorations all around.

    Each book features over 50 designs and you can combine them to make your project as involved as you want. Absolutely delightful to page through... I wish we could show all the inside pages to you! Click the pic to see descriptions of all 5! They are translated into 6 different languages -- I THINK they are English, French, Spanish, and three more I don't know!Merry Christmas; Joyeux Noel; Feliz Navidad; Felice Natale; Vrolijk Kerstfeest; and Boldog Karacsonyt!!!

    Christmas Tidings from Just Another Button Company - click to see more Christmas Tidings from JABCO
    Another pretty adaptation from the Art to Heart artwork by the JABCO gals... this is stitched on Week's 30ct Dove linen... but we think it'd be STUNNING on a cream. 14 Different colors of Week's hand-dyeds or DMC flosses, Christmas is spelled down the left edge providing the first letters of short thoughts of The Christmas Story. Christ is born, honor Him. Inn... no room, Star shone. Three Wisemen, Manger bed, Angels sing, Shepherds watched.

    Everything is garnished with charming JABCO buttons -- the whole nativity, angels, the inn and star, three Wisemen, baby in the manger, and shepherd and sheep. There is a lot going on in this... and all of it is in a 4 x 13-1/2 inch piece!!! Very colorful and eye-catching! Offered as the chart with button set.

    Vintage Christmas, Believe & Amazing Grace from Brenda Riddle
    Vintage Christmas from Brenda Riddle - click to see more Amazing Grace from Brenda Riddle - click to see more Believe from Brenda Riddle - click to see more Here is a trio of small charted designs by Brenda Riddle that feature a vintage flavor. Vintage Christmas can be worked in three different color ways on Week's Linen with Gentle Art flosses -- it finishes approx 4 x 5-1/2 -- not big at all.

    Believe and Amazing Grace are both worked with Week's White Lightening floss on 35ct Gunmetal Linen.

    Wanting to mimic the charm of an old chalkboard each of these finishes approx 5 x 6 and 6 x 7. Very simple and charming! Each is offered as a chart. offered as a chart.

    Jo Jo's Santa from Fern Ridge - click to see more Jo Jo's Santa from Fern Ridge Collections
    Fern Ridge has a stunning new Santa Peyote Stitch piece that can be used as a pin, ornament or necklace pendant. Charming Mr Santa Claus is entirely beaded -- no loom, no base fabric. You stitch him in your hands using a beading technique named the Peyote Stitch -- where the beads fit together like miniature bricks!

    He is basically charted -- complete beading instructions are included with the color coded diagrams. He finishes a mere 2-1/2 x 2-1/2, his face is flat... but that beard is a wonderful mass of looped beads, all glistening with silver star mixed in. Offered as the complete kit, you get all the threads, beads, embellishments, findings... everything... along with great instructions!

    Christmas from Cross Eyed Cricket - click for more Christmas & Sugar Cookies! from Cross Eyed Cricket
    Cross Eyed Cricket has two new designs that 'speak' of The Season! Just like her 4-seasons designs... these are alphabet letters spelling out their word with quite a bit of charm and design content.

    Sugar Cookies from Cross Eyed Cricket - click for moreOffered as leafets, each design is coded for DMC floss, and can be worked on just about ANY fabric you want! Regular Cross Stitch... think about adding some metallics or fun button embellishments. COOKIES finishes approx 4 x 21 on 28ct. CHRISTMAS is a bit larger at 5 x 26. Fun, fresh new decorations... in case you're due for an update!!!

    Quaker Christmas II - Songs of the Season from ByGone Stitches - click to see more Quaker Christmas II - Songs of the Season from ByGone Stitches
    Oh... here's a Christmas Present to Yourself! This is an incredible collection of Quaker-inspired motifs scattered about -- but look closely -- and find all the songs! Names of Christmas Carols are all over in this -- spelled and STITCHED with more motifs! Can you Three Ships a Sailing? We Three Kings? Little Drummer Boy? By Gone Stitches adds a third sampler to her collection -- this one is just as large and just as commanding as her others.

    Offered as a chart, it finishes approx 17 x 25 on 28ct... probably too large to drop down the chimney already stitched and framed... so better plan on getting just the chart from Santa! You'll need 23 skeins (115 yards) of Gentle Art's Currant hand-dyed cotton, and 5 skeins (25 yards) of Blue Spruce. CHECK and see if you like those colors... choose others if you want... just get enough thread right from the start for color safety! (Actually, we recommend purchasing an additional 2 skeins of the Currant and 1 of the Spruce.) Just beautiful to behold!

    Faby Reilly Designs Snowman Biscornu - click to see more
    Snowman Biscornu from Faby Reilly Designs
    Cute, cute, cute! Even the bottom side is stitched with noses, hats and scarves -- after the snowmen have melted!!!

    60 x 60 Stitch count, work this on any white even-weave you wish, charted for DMC flosses... the center is garnished with a white pom-pon!

    This is Christmas! from Raise the Roof - click to see more
    This is Christmas! from Raise the Roof
    Oh my gosh, this is DARLING! Stuffed full of overdyed color, there are a million motifs scattered about on this. Packages, sleigh bells, the staircase decorated with greenery, the snowman out in the yard, and even Santa tip-toe-ing up to the house -- I think he's too fat for the little chimney!

    'This is Christmas' is offered as a chart and finishes approx 7 x 12 on 32ct. Just a fun piece, you keep seeing something new every time you look at it! Button embellishments offered separately.
    Nick & Chip Stocking from SamSarah Design Studio - click for more
    Nick & Chip Stocking from SamSarah Design Studio
    Sam Sarah's 5th Christmas Stocking, this one is for the 'Cool Dude' of the House! So many times, stockings really don't offer your boys a dignified option!!! This one is perfect! The Dude and The Man... this is stitched on Week's Dye Works 20ct Mocha Linen with one strand of Caron Collection's Hand-dyed Watercolors thread. Watercolors is similar to size 5 Perle Cotton, and is hand-dyed, giving you all those subtle color variations.

    As with all the other stockings... stitch and garnish with clay alphabet letters spelling the special name. This one features a few package buttons, too! Sam Sarah has a really nice collection of non-gender and age-specific designs for stockings... check 'em out on our stockings page!

    Ragamuffin Santa from Simple Stitches - click to see more Ragamuffin Santa from Simple Stitches
    Oh my gosh... this is the cutest little stuffed Santa! Stitched on 30ct Weeks Chestnut Linen in Weeks hand-dyeds or DMC flosses, you stitch him, assemble him in the same finishing treatment as a stand-up, add some raggy fabric legs, and he sits on a sill!!!!!! Attach a little present in his sack if you wish! Raggamuffin Santa measures approx 5 x 6, before you add his legs.

    Cherish from Just Nan - click to see more Cherish from Just Nan
    Nan's 16th Angel...Cherish is worked on 32ct, and features Smyrnas, Triple Leviathans, and Tied Crosses in her elegant dress. This year, she is shown in a 4 x 6 pewter filagree frame, we have a few of those to offer. Cherish follows the same sizing and design formats as Nan's other 15 angels -- which we STILL offer on our Just Nan pages!

    Check out the Angel Stocking design -- it is a master stocking design that fits any of Nan's now 16 different angels. Elegant as always, you'll notice her face is charted for either over-one or over two!

    Santa's Village Sampler from The Victoria Sampler - click for more Santa's Village Sampler from The Victoria Sampler
    It's a busy Christmas Eve Evening... Santa and The Mrs are checking their lists and the elves are getting reindeer ready for the upcoming flight, snow is falling, it promises to be a Big Night! Victoria Sampler has a new Christmas sampler that companions her Ravenhill Herb Farm, Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm, and Strawberry Fields Farm pieces -- this is Santa's Farm!! Offered in leaflet form with silk packs separately, the verse on this reads: 'It's Christmas Eve, such a magical night as Santa and reindeer prepare for their flight... His sleigh and huge sack filled with more than just toys... they hold love, peace, contentment and true Christmas joys.'

    Stitched on 28ct Misty Blue Cashel Linen in lots of pretty silks and perle cottons, you'll see two lacy borders that each feature tiny red jade heart embellishments!!! Accessory Pack contains the colored silks and embellishments... there is a separate silk pack of JUST white silk for the snow... optional as you *might* have another white you can use... and chart does require 1 ball each of #8 and #12 white Perle for those lacy bands. As always, VS has stuffed this with cute, tiny detail, and LOTS of specialty stitches. Tons of texture, lots of charm! Finishes approx 7 x 15-1/2 inches.

    Sophie's Stocking from Shepherd's Bush -- click to see lots more Introducing to Our Christmas Stocking Page!

    Over the years, we have collected the most lovely selection of various Christmas Stocking patterns from lots of great Cross Stitch Designers. I've finally organized them and put them all in one place for you. One MUST be ready for Santa and his Christmas Eve Visit!!!

    Featured designers include Just Nan, Shepherd's Bush, Lizzie Kate, Bent Creek, Better Homes & Gardens, Sam Sarah... and lots of others. You'll enjoy the browsing!

    All patterns are offered as single charts, and we sell all the necessary fabrics, threads and embellishments for each. (You're on your own to work out *fillings* with Santa!)

    The Nativity Story from Blackberry Lane - click to see more The Nativity Story from Blackberry Lane Designs
    Blackberry Lane designs has a set of lovely table dressings -- a Runner or Topper - each offered separately in chart format. The 8 x 29 (stitched size on 28ct, before any border) Runner features the Nativity story in a long row... the Topper 33 x 33 (on 28ct includes a 5-inch border), is basically the same design, stitched into a square.
    The Nativity Story from Blackberry Lane - click to see more
    Quite classic, each design is monochromatic -- pick a favorite hand-dyed to match your decor -- and features the Star of Bethlehem in gold metallic. Each side of the Topper tells the story of Joseph taking Mary to Bethlehem, Shepherds gazing at the Star, the Shepherd's visit, and finally the 3 Wise Men.

    The runner is charted minus Joseph's trip with Mary. Really nice pieces, very classic. I don't know which version to tell you to stitch -- they're both elegant!

    The Snow Day from Blackberry Lane - click to see more The Three Wise Men from Blackberry Lane - click to see more The Three Wise Men and The Snow Day from Blackberry Lane Designs
    Blackberry Lane Designs has two *ornament* designs that are beautifully detailed and FULL of lots of DMC color! (Kind of generous in size for ornaments!) The Three Wise Men has a stitch count of 120 x 120 -- features 44 different colors, and will be exquisite stitched over one on anything!!!! The chart includes three bead 'jewels' and a tiny brass camel charm, along with a one-page history lesson of the Story of the Three Kings. It is going to be the first of Marie's 6 First Noel Ornaments... the chart's back page teases us about the rest coming in future years.

    The Magic of Snow Globes first design is The Snow Day. A classic, antique scene, complete with plump snowman... this one measures 80 x 80 and calls for 48 different colors! Simply lovely pieces... offered as charts.

    Hares' Christmas from Plum Street Samplers - click for more Hares' Christmas from Plum Street Samplers
    Oh, isn't this cute? Skinny, skinny, skinny! Plum Street Samplers has a companion 'Hare Holiday' piece to Halloween. This one features Mom driving the Mini-Van!

    Stitched with either DMC or Sampler Threads, this finishes approx 5 x 8 on 32ct. A slightly different twist to your Christmas Decor! Offered as the chart.

    Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more
    Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House
    Carriage House has released her next Hawk Run Hollow piece, joining Village, Houses and Shores of HRH! A stunning 12-part piece... just like the other three... each section can stand alone and is a lovely piece all by itself! EVERY square in this design is neat... lots of bold color and subject... the houses, trees, carolers, skating pond, singing cardinals and church scene are all endearing! LOTS of stitching in this, it finishes approx 17 x 23 on 32ct!

    Charted for DMC flosses or Needlepoint Silks, the piece uses 119 colors!!! (So to save yourself approx $360... choose the floss!) I'm trying to choose my favorite section, and i *think* it's the skating pond... but I like those singing birds... ! Offered as a chart... linen and threads separately.
    Christmas Chick from Valerie Pfeiffer -- click to see more Christmas Chick from Valerie Pfeiffer
    We've had this little guy for some time... and I was going to put him up on the website early this summer... but the timing didn't seem right... 105 degrees outside! Anyway, I kind of forgot about him, till we were doing our 'pre-sale cleaning!' He's one of Valerie Pfeiffer's darling little birds... singing Christmas Songs!!!

    Offered as a chart, he finishes approx 3 x 3 on 28 or 32ct, and is stitched in DMC flosses. I think he's precious... and I didn't want another year to go by without giving him his little place of honor on our website!
    Jim Shore's 12 Days of Christmas by way of Mill Hill - click for more
    Jim Shore's 12 Days of Christmas by way of Mill Hill
    Well... you have a little time to get these done in time for next Christmas!!! Mill Hill brings us a beautiful leaflet presenting 12 of artist Jim Shore's designs for those 12 days of Christmas. Finishing approx 6 to 7 inches square each, the fabric you choose determines the final size of each block.

    Lots of bright floss colors and elegant Mill Hill beads, they show the French Hen by itself -- she's stunning! Offered as the leaflet, beads, fabrics, buttons, etc offered separately. Seems pricey... but actually, each design costs less that $2!

    There's even MORE!     
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