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Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
Christmas Cross Stitch - Stitchmas - 2010
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  • 1. Stitchmas 2010Click on a day in the list to jump through to it in this document… O Merry Stitchmas! Day 1 of Christmas Cross Stitch O Sugarplum Fairies on Day 2 of Stitchmas O Let it Snow on Day 3 of Stitchmas O Yule Fairy Visited on Day 4 of Stitchmas O Hot Chocolate on Day 5 of Stitchmas O Word Trees Get Stitched on Day 6 of Stitchmas O Kitties on Day 7 of Stitchmas O Favorite Things on Day 8 of Stitchmas O Sleigh Bells Ring on Day 9 of Stitchmas O Santa Peeked in on Day 10 of Stitchmas O Cute Snowmen on Day 11 of Stitchmas O Snowflake Express on Day 12 of Stitchmas O Spirit of the Season on Day 13 of Stitchmas O Wizzers take over on Day 14 of Stitchmas O Must Be Santa on Day 15 of Stitchmas O Cute Happens on Day 16 of Stitchmas O Lizzie Kate on Day 17 of Stitchmas O Red! on Day 18 of Stitchmas O Angels on Day 19 of Stitchmas O Folksy on Day 20 of Stitchmas O Holiday Sayings (and kits) on Day 21 of Stitchmas O Collections on Day 22 of Stitchmas O Here be Dragons on Day 23 of Stitchmas O Cuddly Critters on Day 24 of Stitchmas O No stitches on Day 25 of Stitchmas – Happy Holidays! O Free Christmas Ornament Cross Stitch Pattern from Loretta at Stitching the Night Away O a few notes from Loretta … O a few other things you might like …. Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 2. Merry Stitchmas! Day 1 of Christmas Cross StitchI can’t believe it’s December already and we’re counting down the days to Christmas. I know a lot of usare stitching away on holiday projects right now, and even more of us are planning next year’s holidaystitching. I love that it can be Christmas all year round with cross stitching and crafting projects. So, thismorning I’m happy to announce our first annual 25 Days of Stitchmas!Every day from now to Christmas we’ll take a look at two holiday stitching projects per day. At least oneof those will be an ornament and the second will be either a stocking cross stitch pattern or a tree skirt cross stitch kit. So, are you ready to stitchmas? I hope so! Let’s jump right in with today’s stitches…. Today’s stocking is Christmas Eve Stocking from Bent Creek. It’s a fun rustic design of Santa and his reindeer on their traditional Christmas Eve trip that Bent Creek stitching fans are sure to love. Model stitched over 2 threads on 18 Ct. Natural Linen with The Gentle Art Sampler threads (Gold Leaf) and Weeks Dye Works (Lancaster Red, Whitewash, Seaweed, Cocoa, Bark, Sand, and Onyx) The project completion also includes buttons from JustAnother Button Company and of course your choice of backing fabrics and additionalembellishments. Project Stitch Count is 96W x 145H. Today’s ornament pattern is Christmas Box Ornaments by Country Garden Stitchery. I couldn’t find a stitch count for the project, but it’s full of sparkly blending filament, a few beads, and lots of holiday swirls. These would make great gift swap ornaments! That wraps it up for this first day of Stitchmas! I hope you enjoyed today’s picks. I’ll see you all again tomorrow for more great holiday cross stitch projects. Until then….Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 3. Sugarplum Fairies on Day 2 of Stitchmas! Today’s theme is none other than the Sugarplum Fairy! This Sugarplums Dancing Stocking design from Alma Lynne Designs is totally cute and a fun modern stocking for the little girl in your life. I also think it would be fitting for a tween or teen girl as well, and I confess I know quite a few of us grown up girls that would love it just as much. Model in the picture is stitched on 14 count Antique White Aida using DMC flosses.Finished Project Stitch count: 132W x 186H. As if that wasn’t cute enough, then I found this beautiful Spirit Of The Sugar Plum Fairy Ornament from Brooke’s Books Publishing and it just took my breath away. I quickly tossed it in my web shopping cart because it just screamed “stitch me, stitch me!” Ornament stitched on 14ct. Brown and Metallic Perforated Paper with DMC Flosses. The finished project size is 5 X 7, so it’s sort of big as far as ornaments go, so I won’t be stitching her for my tree this year since I only have a little 4 foot tree up in the living room. (-lol- she would take up a whole section of my teeny tiny tree)That wraps it up for this second day of Stitchmas! I hope you enjoyed today’s picks.I’ll see you all again tomorrow for more great holiday cross stitch projects.==> Get Spirit of The Sugar Plum Fairy Ornament by clicking here.==> Get the Sugarplums Dancing Stocking by clicking here. Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 4. Let it Snow on Day 3 of Stitchmas! Where did 2010 run off to? So much to do and less than a month in which to do it all. Whew! I’m tired just thinking about it. So, I confess that on today’s Stitchmas post I’m going to cheat a little tiny bit. I’ve still got an ornament and a stocking to share with you, but it’s all in the same leaflet!Let it Snow by Rosewood Manor includes the stocking pattern, personalization alphabet, andTWO BONUS patterns. I love the detail on the snowflakes and how they’re all different (the waya snowflake should be!)The models are stitched on 28 count white Zweigart Lugana (I love Lugana fabric, so soft andsmooth) with a finished stocking size of approximately 12″ x 18.5″.If you click here to purchase the chart you can also one click add the supplies and be ready tostitch in no time at all!Artist Statement:“ Christmas stockings are always a part of our family’s holiday traditions. We hang them on the fireplace each yearfor Santa to fill no matter our ages! We love our traditions and hope you and your family will create some of yourown with this stocking! ”~ Karen Kluba Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 5. Yule Fairy Visited on Day 4 of Stitchmas! This Yule Fairy from Heaven and Earth Designs is one of my favorite stockings that I’ve ever seen, but I’m just not brave enough to start stitching another HAED right now or start another “over one” stitched project in addition to the ornament I’m stitching at the moment … maybe next year! The model is stitched over one thread on 25 count fabric using DMC flosses. Finished project stitch count is 227W x 345H.(I know that sounds big, but remember it’s stitched over one on evenweave instead of overtwo. If you stitched this over two it would be a really, really big stocking!) The ornament today is super fun because it holds a photo. This Christmas Photo Ornament from The Sunflower Seed reminds me of the traditional ornaments we used to make as kids and then you’d slide a school photograph in for your mom or your grandma. I love the traditional look and feel for holiday decorating with the poinsettias and the red/green/gold color schemes. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Stitching! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 6. Hot Chocolate on Day 5 of Stitchmas! Tonight I stocked up on hot chocolate at the grocery store and that led me to find this cute Cocoa Stocking by Samsarah Designs Studio. It just makes you want to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy a quiet moment. Model stitched over 2 threads on 20 count Cappuccino linen by Weeks Dye Works with Caron Watercolours (Black Forest, Geranium, Guacamole, Natural).Finished project stitch count is 102W x 141H. The ornament I picked today is actually a leaflet of a few ornaments called All the Trimmings by Plum Pudding Needleart. I really liked the old world look and feel of these ornaments and they sort of brought back some childhood memories. Add together childhood memories and hot chocolate and it’s a great day of Stitchmas! Happy Stitching! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 7. Word Tree Ornaments on Day 6 of Stitchmas!I’m actually stitching Peace Tree right now and I’m about half way done. These word trees canbe stitched over one for an ornament size or over two for framing or you could turn them intostockings with a bit of sewing magic if you wanted.Now, there are MANY of these and I certainly couldn’t stitch them all, plus M Designs allowsyou to special order custom name trees if you want to do your last name or everyone in yourfamily’s first names even, so the possibilities with these projects is truly endless. Here are just afew of my favorites. Believe, Love, and Rejoice.**I finished my Peace Tree right around Christmas – it came out great! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 8. Kitties on Day 7 of Stitchmas!Day 7 already, and far too many things are finding their way into my stash over here! Today we’re looking at kitties! Meow ~ I love the Britty Kitty Stocking from Brittercup Designs, it’s been a favorite of mine for awhile now. The model was stitched on 28 Ct. Queen Anne’s Lace Jobelan with Weeks Dye Works (Amber, Chestnut, Onyx, Union Blue, Seaweed-2, Scuppernong -2, Marigold, Hazelnut, Turkish Red, Hibiscus, Azaleas, Indian Summer). Finished Project Stitch Count is 132W x 193H.Buttons from Just Another Button Company sold separately. To stick with our meowy kitty theme the ornament today is Christmas Kitty Moon by Stitchy Kitty, which actually includes two ornament patterns. One is a moon shaped kitty with ornaments hanging from his hat (Stitch Count: 51W x 50H) and a Christmas paw print (Stitch Count: 34W x 32H). You could stitch them as separate ornaments or use the paw print as the backside of the kitty moon ornament, it’s sure to be cute eitherway.Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 9. Favorite Things on Day 8 of Stitchmas! Every day from now to Christmas we’ll take a look at two holiday stitching projects per day. This cute stocking from Bent Creek called My Favorite Things really caught my eye today. Who could resist the fun holiday things included here, snowflakes, holly, a Christmas tree, Santa, a snowman and a candy cane bring out the holiday joy. The model was stitched over 2 threads on 18 Ct. Natural linen with Weeks Dye Works (Whitewash, Onyx-2, Lancaster Red-3, Rum Raisin,Sand, Chestnut, Seaweed, Schneckley, Juniper) and Gentle Art Sampler Threads (Shaker White,Nutmeg). Stitch Count: 97W x 146H. Buttons from Just Another Button Company soldseparately. But, I confess it was really the holiday candy that was on my mind! Check out these adorable Ribbon Candy Ornaments from Calico Crossroads! Model stitched on 14ct. white perforated paper using kreinik floss and DMC floss. finished size (not including hanger): 1.5″ high x 1″ wide. They’d make great gifts and I can imagine they’re a ton of fun to stitch(and better for you than the actual candies! LOL)Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 10. Sleigh Bells Ring on Day 9 of Stitchmas!During the 25 Days of Stitchmas here at Stitching the Night Away where we’re counting downthe days to Christmas with awesome cross stitch projects. Every day from now to Christmaswe’ll take a look at two holiday stitching projects per day.Our first tree skirt of Stitchmas of 2010 is Sleigh Ride Tree Skirt from Dimensions. This is kit, so everything is included. And to go along with it, this Jingle ornament kit from Mill Hill ~ which I bought along with the Frosty ornament kit also… my stash is growing far too much during this Stitchmas event! It should arrive this week, along with my Mill Hill treasure for the top of my Peace tree. Jingle and Frosty are stitched on perforated paper and cut out, lots of sparkle in there from the Mill Hill beads and charms. That’s all for the ninth day of Stitchmas! I hope you’re enjoying the selections. If you have anysuggestions or requests for help finding something just let me know.Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 11. Santa Peeked In on Day 10 of Stitchmas! Santa has delivered all the presents and now he is adding some treats to the Christmas tree. Won’t the children be surprised! This festive scene is stitched with cotton thread on 16 count dove gray Aida. This is a complete cross stitch kit and it includes: fabric, thread, wool yarn, sequins, color-coded thread sorter, felt for the stocking back, and an alphabet for personalizing.Finished project size is approximately 16″ long. Of course we need some Santa ornaments to go with our new stocking! These Belsnickel Santa Ornaments from Primitive Needleworks fit the bi quite nicely and look like a great stitch for yourself or for holiday gifts and exchanges too. Model stitched on Osnaburg fabric using DMC threads. Stitch count for Santa with Sleigh: 33W x 43H, Santa with Sheep: 35W x 42H, andSanta with Lantern: 33W x 45H.Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 12. Cute Snowmen on Day 11 of Stitchmas! Cute Carolers is a Dimensions Counted Cross Stitch Kit from their Holiday Collection and was designed by Tricia Santry. Add a little extra color and fun to your holiday festivities with these phenomenal kits by Dimensions. This is a complete counted cross stitch kit and it includes everything you need to complete the project; 14 count white Aida; wool yarn; cotton thread; felt (for the stocking backing); needle.Also included is a set of easy to follow instructions with an alphabet for personalization of yourcross stitched stocking. Our ornament today is one of the cute Holiday Wizzers Snowmen from Janlynn. Isn’t he just adorable? Whimsical ornaments to brighten up your Christmas tree. Quick and easy mini kits are great for quick gifts or weekend projects. Each kit contains everything you need for the complete ornament; 14 count plastic canvas, 6-strand cotton floss, wire, needle, graph and instructions. Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 13. Snowflake Express on Day 12 of Stitchmas!All aboard the Snowflake Express! We’re cheating a little again today, this leaflet includes boththe stocking and the ornament pattern for today’s Stitchmas! Snowflake Express by Lizzie Katewas just too adorable to pass up and it makes a cute stocking or adorable pillow.Stocking Model stitched on 20ct. Natural Northern Cross Linen using DMC #5 Perle Cotton floss.Stitch count: 93w x 139h. Approximate design size: 9″ x 14″.Snowflake Express Pillow Model stitched on 32ct. Natural Linen/Silk using DMC floss. stitchcount: 88w x 90h. Approximate design size: 5.5″ x 5.5″.Now, I know you’re thinking that’s a really big ornament, but if you stitched it over one on 22 oreven 28 count fabric I think it would make a lovely little addition to the tree. And if you’ve got ahonking huge tree a 5×5 ornament might not be so bad either!Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 14. Spirit of Christmas on the Day 13 of Stitchmas! Let’s start with the ornaments today before I overwhelm you with the stocking project. This set is Merry Heart Ornaments from Homespun Elegance Ltd. This leaflet is a first for Heart shaped ornaments with a combination of “Traditional” & “Country” flair. The fabrics used are linens by WicheltImports – 28 Count “Antique Blue”, over-dyed “Thyme”, and “Amber”. and 26 Count “NaturalBrown”. They are embellished using our “Christmas Star”, “Tiny Pineapple” , “Primitive OpenStar”, and “Classic Crown” Brass brass charms. This is Spirit Of Yule Stocking from Heaven And Earth Designs and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. It’s just stunning! Jessica Galbreth is my favorite fantasy artist and every time I see her artwork converted to cross stitch I swoon. Like most HAED designs it’s stitched over one thread on 25 count fabric using 90 different colors of DMC floss. (Personally I might add a touch of blending filament in there for some well placed sparkle) Stitch count of this project is 233W x 338H.Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 15. Wizzers on Day 14 of Stitchmas!The Snowman Wizzer I posted was so popular on Day 11 that I wanted to use today’s Stitchmasto show you a few more of these adorable guys. They’re a fun quick stitch and since it’s a kit ithas everything you need to finish the ornament and hang it on the tree before the holidayseason is over this year!In addition to the Snowman with Tree that I posted in Day 11 of Stitchmas these three are myfavorite Snowman Holiday Wizzer Cross Stitch Kits this year: (click on images to open each snowman in a new window)Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 16. Must Be Santa on Day 15 of Stitchmas! Time for another beautiful cross stitched tree skirt kit! Kindly old St. Nick remembers his forest friends, sharing, caring, and celebrating diversity among creatures great and small. This beautiful Counted Cross Stitch tree skirt is designed by Linda Gillum for Kooler Design Studio, Inc and features Santa enjoying the beautiful day with some woodland animal friends. Each kit contains 11-count White 100% cotton Aida fabric, 6- strand cotton floss, needle, graph and instructions in English, French, Spanish and German.Stitch count: 364W x 159H stitched on a 45″ round tree skirt. Since yesterday was all ornaments, I thought we’d skip those today and check out a stocking and a tree skirt. Fortunately, there is a matching stocking to go with today’s tree skirt cross stitch project. This Counted Cross Stitch stocking is designed by Linda Gillum for Kooler Design Studio, Inc. Also included: alphabet for personalization and backing fabric. Each kit contains White 100% Cotton Aida fabric, 6-strand cotton floss, backing fabric, needle, graph and instructions. Stitch Count: 138W x 232H.Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 17. Cute Happens on Day 16 of Stitchmas! How cute are these little critters? I love the use of the light blue color for the holidays instead of all the usual red and greens that we’re so used to seeing. This Stack of Critters Stocking cross stitch kit from Dimensions (by Artist: Makiko) contains 14 count light blue Aida; felt; pre-sorted cotton thread & wool yarn; felt (for stocking back); needle and easy to follow instructions with an alphabet for personalization. Finished size is approximately 16 inches. The best part about the stocking kits is that everything is included and you don’t have to worry about going shoppingfor matching fabric to create the back and cording threads and all of that, it’s all in the package.And at only $19.99 this one is really affordable too!This Christmas Pals Ornament Set cross stitch kit is also from Dimensions and I thinkcompliments the cuteness of the stocking quite nicely This kit contains 14 count Aida; felt; pre-sorted cotton thread; felt; needle and easy to follow instructions. Each finished ornament is 4.5 inches and the kit contains materials to make all six of the ones pictured. Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 18. Lizzie Kate on Day 17 of Stitchmas!These cute little Snippets (I think that’s what they’re called) from Lizzie Kate are so darn cute Iwant to stitch them all! Stitch count is 70×70 so it could be an ornament, a pillow, a stand upbox, a whatever you want it to be! Love that about small designs Don’t Get Your Tinsel in aTangle is my favorite! (click on the images below to open each one in a new window)Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 19. Red! on Day 18 of Stitchmas Today we’re looking at lots and lots of RED stitching for the holidays. This is Nora Corbett’s Christmas tree design from last year, (2009) but it was just so stunning and beautiful I thought it was worth mentioning this year too. This is a cross stitch kit, not just a chart, but not in the “full” sense of the word kit. It includes Crescent Colours threads, Mill Hill Beads, Kreinik Braid, and graph, however the fabric is not included. 32ct white Belfast linen is recommended for the project, but you could most certainly use anything you’d like. I think a very faint blue hand dyed fabric would belovely with this piece, maybe something with a good bit of white still showing for a swirly kindof snow effect. A little opalescent fabric wouldn’t hurt either I love the sparkly stuff. Following along with today’s red theme I found these cute Redwork Heart Christmas Ornaments that come together as a kit from Permin, and the kit includes the fabric, threads, needles and instructions for all three ornaments pictures. Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 20. Angels on Day 19 of Stitchmas! Renaissance Angel Stocking from The Vermillion Stitchery is simply beautiful. The model is stitched on 14 count Navy Aida with a project stitch count of 197 x 229. Christmas angels are perhaps the most popular form of angels that are used in our celebrations. Angels are believed to be immortal, who live in Heaven, and act as intermediaries between God and Humankind. Traditionally, pictures and poems on angels portray them having human bodies with wings sprouting from their backs. ‘Wings’ are said to symbolize Innocence, Virtue, Purity, Peace and Love, which place them above Humans though they are still under God.It was the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of Christianity, which first mentions that angelshad a human body and angel wings and could fly. (Just a little bit of Angel history and trivia) Our ornament selection today is also from The Vermillion Stitchery, this Angel Ornaments pattern leaflet has eight different angel ornament patterns to stitch. These ornaments can be stitched on white plastic canvas or your favorite evenweave or aida fabric and finshed in just about any way you’d like for decoration. They use DMC threads, but don’t be afraid to mix it up a little and add a little sparkle to things on your own.Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 21. Folksy on Day 20 of Stitchmas!I’m going to make today’s stitchmas post super duper quick, my youngest son is feeling a bitunder the weather and I promised him we would watch a movie together O Project #1 is Folk Art Stocking by Annie Beez Folk Art O Project #2 is All The Trimmings Ornaments by Plum Pudding NeedleartHappy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 22. Holiday Sayings on Day 21 of Stitchmas!Today’s projects are both full kits, so nice and easy shopping wise  The set of Christmas Saying Ornaments pictures above is from Dimensions and comes with everything to stitch up a full set of six ornaments. I think the Joy Banner (also from Dimensions and pictured here to the left) complimented the ornament set very well and gave us something different from the usual stockings and tree skirts that we’ve been looking at. Only four more days of Stitchmas left! Are you ready for the holidays? Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 23. Collections on Day 22 of Stitchmas!Can you believe Christmas is this weekend!?! Who’s excited? I know I’m looking forward to afew days off and relaxing with the kids over here. Today’s stocking choice isn’t just one stocking, it’s an entire collection of cross stitch stockings from Donna Kooler. This sequel to the hugely popular Ultimate Stocking Collection is definitely more of a very good thing. Fourteen whimsical-to-elegant designs give you beautiful ways to deck the mantel with cross stitched stockings. Themes are varied to suit a wide array of individual interests. Alphabet charts are included so each stocking can be personalized. The easy assembly instructions ensure a perfect finish.With this collection you can easily stitch a different stocking for every member of the family andmaybe even a few more for the gift recipients on your “very nice” list. So, it’s only fitting that our ornament choice today be a collection as well, right? This stunning representation of the 12 Days of Christmas from Stoney Creek was stitched on 28 count Water Lily linen using DMC floss, Weeks Dye Works thread, Rainbow blending thread, Mill Hill beads. The best part of this leaflet is that it’s charted out so that it may be stitched as a sampler or as a center motif with separate ornaments. Stitch count for the full sampler project is192x190, the center motif stitch count is100x98 and the individual ornaments come in at stitch count of 45×45. Includes finishing instructions for ornaments as well. Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 24. Here Be Dragons on Day 23 of Stitchmas! That’s right, I said dragons on Christmas. And why not? Dragons need love too. The Mine All Mine stocking from X’s & Oh’s shows a dragon hoarding her holiday treasures. The model was stitched on 28 Ct. Rosemary linen with DMC floss. Finished project stitch count is 152W x 225H.And now I’m going to cheat a little bit because this next piece isn’t an ornament, a stocking, or atree skirt, but it is one of my favorite holiday dragons.…. It’s not just any dragon, it’s Santa’s Dragon by Dragon Dreams. I certainly like the idea of Santa having his own dragon to help him get through the obstacles of the night! Model stitched on 28 Ct. Nordic Blue Linen using DMC floss, Kreinik #4 Braid (015, 091, 032-2, 850-2), Caron Waterlilies Silk #228, and Rainbow Gallery FZ15 White Fuzzy Stuff. Project stitch count is 190W x 240H. Happy Stitchmas! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 25. Cuddly Critters on Day 24 of Stitchmas!Tomorrow is Christmas Day! Are you ready for Santa? I confess that I am not ready, I got anearly Christmas gift of strep throat and swollen glands, and I have to say that it was not a verynice gift at all and I would really like to exchange it. So, I’m going to rush through today’sstitchmas post, fill my boy’s stockings, and tuck myself right into bed with some Nyquil for thenight.I found this Boyd’s Bears stocking pattern and I thought it would be perfect this holiday for anyBoyd’s Bears collector. And then I found this adorable Christmas Mouse ornament from TwistedOaks Designs and just had to have him!I hope that you and yours are well this evening andhave a holiday weekend full of fun, laughter, and love. Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 26. Twas the last day of Stitchmas….No stockings, tree skirts, ornaments, or patterns to sharetoday, just well wishes for you and your family thisholiday season. However you spend your day today Ihope it is with those you love. happy holidays Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 27. Here’s one of our free cross stitch patterns from Stitching the Night Away,Simple Overdyed Ornament – the model was stitched by Wilma B., one of ourreaders, she did a lovely job with her stitching!You’ll find several other free Christmas cross stitch patterns at Stitching theNight Away also – download them and save them for your holiday stitchingmarathons! Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 28. Grid Size: 70w X 70h You can use any color or combination of colors for this ornament. I designed this chart so that the stitcher could choose what colors of floss and fabric to use.It’s a great way to use up all those little bits of leftover floss Want to figure out how big your fabric needs to be to stitch this piece?Click here to use our handy fabric calculator.Need fabric and floss to stitch this piece?Click here to get all the cross stitch supplies you need.Want to be updated when we add new free cross stitch patterns?Visit our site and subscribe to receive updates via email. Happy Stitching! Kind regards, Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 29. You Might Also Enjoy…… Hardanger for the Holidays by Stoney Creek Snowman Ornaments by Prairie Grove Peddler All the Trimmings Ornaments by Plum Pudding Needleart Merry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away
  • 30. Believe Tree Ornament by M Designs Christmas Box Ornaments by Country Garden Stitchery Williamsburg Christmas by Sampler HouseMerry Stitchmas! ©Loretta Oliver Stitching the Night Away

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