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Seasonal Cross Stitch Treats from The Silver Needle

Christmas and Winter



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

2005 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2006 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2007 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2008 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2009 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2010 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more 2011 Annual Santa Reprint from  Prairie Schooler -- click to see more
Presenting 7 Retired Annual Santas from The Prairie Schooler
Reprinted for a while are these 7 coverlet-inspired Santas.
Originally offered as charts with Classic Colorworks flosses, they are now presented in charts only with an included DMC conversion. Now $6 each.


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 Patriot from Sue Hillis -- click to see more 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 Patriot -- 5 Tiny soldiers and the Liberty Bell, all are coded for DMC floss and finish DINKY!  Toy Soldier, Drummer, Flag Soldier and Bugler Soldier.
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.

2016 Santa Ornament Forget Me Not from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2016 Sampler Ornament Merry Deery from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2016 Snowman Ornament Snow Merry II from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Merry Noel Avery's Toy Express Chart from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more
Homespun Elegance's Annual Snowman, Sampler and Santa 2016 Ornaments! And... Avery's Toy Express!
Sandra Sullivan continues her decades-long collection of small stitched ornaments... all are offered as charts and stitched with assorted hand-dyed flosses and DMC cottons. Generally 3 x 3 and worked on 30ct linens... these look good on most any neutral color -- just not white!

Avery is her grandson... his mom is collecting vintage airplanes to decorate his room... so Grandma made him an ornament with a vintage Santa in an old plane! Always cute... and nice on your tree.

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.

Foxwood Crossings Small Sled, Medium sled, Sleigh and Doll Bed - click to see more More Sleds! Oh Holy Night - Mini-Sleds
Foxwood Crossings continues her collection of patterns for her delightful miniature wooden sled ornaments. I think there are around 100 different small designs for them, this small chart offers a nativity theme. Stitch count is a mere 17 x 31 -- and because they are worked on 14ct perforated paper -- they finish only about an inch by 2. You just cut out the final shape on the paper one row from your stitching and glue it onto the sled. THAT'S IT!

***Super Cute***, take advantage of that Baker's Dozen on the sleds, and stitch away! VERY cute attached to a greenery garland that is draped around a doorway, too. They make fun place cards at the table, and maybe YOUR Santa will fold a dollar bill and tuck it onto the backside. Advent Calendars don't have to be flat, either... stitch the date numbers on these and hide the 'gift' on the backside, or just a bitty motif on them, with the date, and tie them to a wreath! They are darling painted, too... Lizzie Kate did her Sled Dudes in Aqua! Click to see the whole collection!

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.

Lizzie Kate's Very Merry Santa Kit - click for more Very Merry Santa Kit
from Lizzie*Kate
This primitive style Santa looks quite different from Linda's 2015 Snippet Santa (we love him, too), but they're similar in finishing - she made them both into darling little purses/pouches/pockets. Our jolly old elf is "merry" because he's got a basket full of snowflakes, his hands are full of packages, and there's a plate of warm cookies beckoning when his Christmas mission is finished.

Very Merry Santa Kit includes 28 ct. linen, checked finishing fabric, hand-dyed buttons, French twill stripe ribbon, a rusty jingle bell and 2 mother-of-pearl buttons. Linda's also including complete finishing instructions and template for your own Very Merry Santa. You supply something Christmas-y to fill it up! Christmas candies, maybe?.

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! Ginger Holly Man Pin 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!!!


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