Peppermint Twist Chevron Ornament

A fun and easy holiday ornament design for all stitching skill levels 🙂

Peppermint Twist Free Cross Stitch Ornament Pattern

Download the free cross stitch pattern here as a PDF
or add it to your account at Craftsy, whichever you prefer.

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Pattern Pick of the Day: Holly Jolly Mandala

holly jolly mandala ink circles cross stitch patternThis fun winter design is available at and directly from Ink Circles.

I love all the Ink Circles mandala designs, but I chose this as today’s pick of the day because I very much like how it’s wintery and fun but still holiday appropriate.

Model is stitched n 28 Ct. Crystal Herald Belfast linen by Picture this Plus using Snow White DMC (#B5200).

Stitch count 115×115.

February Merry & Bright Stitched by Laurel

FebruaryOrnament-by-Laurel-croppedLaurel stitched up the February Ornament with some pretty variegated threads. There were two versions of this chart available (same pattern with the holiday lights in different positions)

==> Pattern is available for purchase here.

Thank you for sharing your stitching with us, Laurel. Always appreciated 🙂
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Not a Creature Was Stirring on the 24th Day of Stitchmas

mistletoe-mice-christmas-card-cross-stitchThis is Mistletoe Mice by Linda Jeanne Jenkins, available at Everything Cross Stitch.

May you be Kissed by the Spirit of the Season. To make a Christmas card, an accessory pack containing tri-fold card w/envelope, “window glass”, printed greeting page, and assembly instructions is available.

Happy Stitchmas!

P.S. Ornament Club Registration is open until January 6, 2013 and patterns will start going on January 7th ~ Join us to stitch more ornaments in the new year!

A Little Visit From Christmas Past, Present, and Future on the 21st Day of Stitchmas

These ornaments are designed by Brooke’s Books Publishing and each booklet includes multiple patterns so you can choose whether to stitch a three-dimensional ornament using perforated papers or to stitch on your favorite fabric for framing.

Stitch-A-Little Spirit Of Christmas Past$6.00

Stitch-A-Little Spirit Of Christmas Present$6.00

Stitch-A-Little Spirit Of Christmas Future$6.00

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A Little Bit of Christmas Spirit on the 20th Day of Stitchmas

Christmas-Spirit-Cross-StitchThis is Christmas Spirit by Brittercup Designs

I’m generally lacking in holiday spirit myself and my husband and my kids are the crazy holiday cheermiesters that start singing carols and picking out wrapping paper as soon as Thanksgiving is over. This year everyone seems to be a little down everywhere I look. I don’t know what’s contributing to that this year, whether it’s politics or the economy, I just want to go out on a mission to cheer everyone up.
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And the Stockings Were Hung on the 19th Day of Stitchmas

But wait! There are no stockings here, instead today we have stocking themed holiday stitching without the worry of having to sew and assemble a stocking later on.

The Stockings Were Hung by Bobbie G DesignsEverything Cross Stitch

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Reindeer on the Rooftops on the 17th Day of Stitchmas

A few people have mentioned that they’re looking for reindeer themed projects this year and having difficulty finding them… so I went hunting myself and I concur, there are not enough reindeer patterns out there to be stitched. I found a handful of patterns, but not nearly as many as I hoped when I set out on my reindeer seeking mission this morning.

Reindeer Roundup from The Prairie Schooler@ Everything Cross Stitch

French Country Ornaments II – Reindeer from JBW Designs@ Everything Cross Stitch

Reindeer Christmas Stocking from Rosewood Manor@ Everything Cross Stitch

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Seventh Day of Stitchmas Brings Redwork for the Holidays

All three of these lovely redwork designs come from Imaginating and make a great addition to your holiday stitching collection.


Snowman Snowman $6.00


Of course, while they look lovely in the charted red, you could use any thread of your choosing for these designs. An overdyed or varigated thread would [Read more…]

Holiday Table Wear on the Sixth Day of Stitchmas

Who doesn’t want to have a pretty table for the holidays? What better place to show off your stitching than when everyone is focused on the dinner table 🙂

Holiday Cornucopia TableclothHoliday Cornucopia Tablecloth

Holly Bells Table Runner Holly Bells Table Runner

Christmas Bells TableclothChristmas Bells Tablecloth

Although … if you do use these type of tablecloths for the holiday feast, I would recommend a clear tablecloth cover just in case. You wouldn’t want red wine stains on those white linens.
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