Cross Stitch Ornaments on My Tree

TW Beginner Whitework Ornament (I’ve stitched like five of these, but this one is mine, the rest were gifts!)
The tree is up ...

PawPrints Fairy Kit (This wasn’t really meant to be an ornament, but I just love it so it hangs on the tree)
The tree is up ...
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Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

… and fortunately Santa Claus can shop on the internet, because I haven’t left the house this week. ‘Tis the season for cold and flu apparently, and ugh did I get something icky this week. I suppose a few bugs are to be expected with four kids in four different schools, but that’s a rant for another day! On to the Stitchmas! Thank you guys for your patience during Stitchmas and between my medicated blogging sessions this week.

This is Comin To Town by The Prairie Schooler and I chose this selection because I like the rustic sampler feel and it kind of reminds me of a warm winter blanket and hot chocolate by the fireplace. (and I don’t even have a fireplace in this house LOL) [Read more…]

Santa’s Journey Captured on a Stocking

This stocking kit contains everything you need to finish it up, including the alphabet for personalizing. When done the stocking is about 16 inches long.

==> Dimension’s Gold Collection Stocking – Santa’s Journey

Happy Stitchmas!

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Calories Don’t Count at Christmas!

Don’t you wish that was the truth?! All the delicious goodies that we encounter during this season, it’s crazy scary if you’re trying to follow any type of diet.

This year my challenge is that I’m gluten-free and my husband is sugar-free — but the kids can have just about whatever they want. Eek! There are going to be treats everywhere.

The sugar filled cookies and frosted gems in this cross stitch kit won’t cost you any Weight Watchers points or cause an allergic reaction of any kind, but they will look super cute hanging in the kitchen or displayed on the cookie table at your holiday party. [Read more…]

Four Christmas Cross Stitch Books

I’m sure by now you have the music of the 12 Days of Christmas playing in your head… “four Christmas cross stitch books,” three french hens, two calling birds and a partridge in a pear tree.

Today I hopped onto (it’s an addiction, I think I need a 12 step program,) and on a whim I decided to see how many Christmas cross stitch books there were available. I knew there were a few, as there are at least three on my bookshelf behind me here, but I wondered what else was available. I was surprised to find that there are actually a lot of Christmas cross stitch books out there.

Here are four that managed to make their way to my own personal wish list…
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It’s a Wonderful Stitchmas Life

It’s the third day of Stitchmas and as I sit here this evening and watch It’s a Wonderful Life with my husband and my boys this seemed like the appropriate choice for today’s entry.

This is Every Time A Bell Rings by The Sampler Girl. I’ve got to get back to the living room with the hot chocolate ~ have a fantastic night!

Happy Stitchmas!

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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

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Christmas Angels Cross Stitch Chart of the Week

This trio of Christmas Angels to cross stitch is simply stunning! Whether you hang them on the tree or display them as a more focal point on a table, shelf or mantle, they are sure to attract a lot of attention.

Brooke Nolan’s dimensional counted cross stitch chart packs come with 14-count perforated paper, Mill Hill seed beads, needle, chart and directions. Spirits of Evergreen and Christmas Carols also include 14-count metallic gold perforated paper. You provide the additional floss, Kreinik┬« fine braids and ribbons. [Read more…]

Knotted Hearts Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Designed to be “ornament size” this cross stitch pattern is 45 x 45 stitches with only two colors of DMC used. Quick and easy!

==> Click here to download the pattern PDF file

As always you choose the fabric and the threads or you can stitch it as charted if you prefer.

Happy Stitching!

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Stitchqueries: Cross Stitch Stocking, What Fabric to Use

This week’s Stitchqueries question about cross stitch Christmas stockings actually popped up on the Stitching the Night Away Facebook community.

Rhonda mentioned:

I will be starting a cross stitched stocking for my daughter soon. I’ve got evenweave or Aida to work with. Which one would be sturdier?

You can see the entire discussion on Facebook by clicking here.

Now, the best part about having an entire community of stitchers is that when you ask a question, you get more than one answer! (and usually pretty quick too!) If there is one thing I’ve learned about stitchers over the past few years it’s that everyone is always willing to help when they can. I love that about our group ­čÖé

Becka let us know that her stockings are stitched on aida fabric and holding up great. Joni also voted for the aida fabric. Of course, I had to be the odd ball and go for the evenweave, but I have my reasons, so hear me out if you’re also going to be stitching a Christmas stocking.

I would still use evenweave. It’s soft, but it’s still strong, and you’re going to want to use interfacing when assembling your stocking anyway, so that will give it some added strength. Unless the design is solidly stitched I prefer evenweave for presentation purposes. When you finish a stocking you definitely want to use interfacing plus an inside lining fabric, especially if it’s intended to be used and not just for display on the mantle to look pretty.

So, those are our thoughts on fabric selection for stitching a christmas stocking. I would love to hear your experiences also, please leave a comment below if you have a stocking tip or idea to share with us!

Happy Stitching!
Kind Regards,

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