On the First Day of Stitchmas My True Love Gave to Me….12 Cross Stitch Patterns

It’s the second annual Stitchmas here at Stitching the Night Away! I’m sure many of you are already stitching holiday items and in full Stitchmas-mode. The great thing about holiday projects is that you can stitch them all year long and keep a little bit of that holiday energy going when you work on those projects.

We’re kicking off Stitchmas big this year with 12 patterns
– one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas!

Nora Corbett 12 Days of Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns

These counted cross stitch visions by Nora Corbett chart packs include chart and instructions along with a list of recommended fabric, floss, metallic thread and beads that you provide. Each design approximately 4.25″ x 8″. Framed approximately 6″ x 9.25″.

Also available from the same ordering page is the recommended 28-count China Pearl Linen should you wish to use it for a uniform appearance as pictured above. An 18″ x 27″ piece of the linen is ample space for two designs, so you would want 6 pieces if you plan to stitch all 12 designs.

Let’s Take a Closer Look at Each Design:


A Partridge in a Pear Tree


Two Turtle Doves


Three French Hens


Four Calling Birds


Five Golden Rings


Six Geese A Laying


Seven Swans A Swimming


Eight Maids A Milking


Nine Ladies Dancing


Ten Lords A Leaping


Eleven Pipers Piping


Twelve Drummers Drumming

Happy Stitchmas!

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About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.


  1. May be the motivation I need to complete these.

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