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Autumn Woods Sampler
Autumn Woods Sampler
Design by Lois Winston for DMC Corp.
This little sampler will give you practice with two kinds of eyelets, full cross stitches and backstitches.
Book of Joy
Book of Joy
Design by Natalia Luneva
This charming design makes the perfect cover for a journal or book of inspiring quotes or poetry. You could make this as a gift or use it yourself to chronicle your most joyous moments.
Christmas at the Cabin
Christmas at the Cabin
Design by Sharon Pope for DMC® Corp.
Stitch a cozy afghan that you can enjoy this Christmas and many more to come. Sharon Pope made surprisingly challenging designs on the 14-count stitching areas, adding numerous shades of color, metallic floss and backstitching.
Corgi Christmas Caroler
Corgi Christmas Caroler
Original artwork by Cyra R. Cancel -- Cross-stitch adaptation by Elizabeth Spurlock
Wouldn't you love to have this gorgeous corgi appear on your doorstep to serenade you with Christmas carols? This design is so beautiful you will want to display it year-round.
Designer Q&A -- Nancy Greenberg
Designer Q&A -- Nancy Greenberg
My perfect day is if I am in the right mood and can sit down at the computer to create a terrific new design in a very small amount of time and be delighted with it."
Double-Sided Fun -- Thankful/Merry
Double-Sided Fun -- Thankful/Merry
Designs by Theresa Curry and Brian Stugelmayer of Needle-Bling Designs
The final installment of our block series is a must-have Thanksgiving and Christmas decoration rolled into one. These blocks are two-sided, with stitching on both sides. You could stitch the smaller block designs as ornaments if you don't want to create the entire project.
Fall Fox
Fall Fox
Design by Eileen Gurak of Handblessings Patterns
From the Designer: "I wonder what the wise old owl is telling our young fox. I think it is to enjoy the fall -- it is a special time of the year. Whatever the conversation, this pair is sure to fill your home with delightful autumn/Thanksgiving charm."
Favorite Finds Product Reviews -- Gifts for Stitchers
Favorite Finds Product Reviews -- Gifts for Stitchers
This was going to be a product review to provide readers with gift ideas for their stitching friends. But as I was looking at the items below, I thought, "Hey, I want that!"
Fence Friends
Fence Friends
Cross-stitch adaptation by Elizabeth Spurlock
Winter birds congregate on fence posts in this adaptation of a painting by Maureen McCarthy. Cross-stitch designer Elizabeth Spurlock used tent stitches for the background to highlight the birds as the focal point of the picture.
Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights
Design by Nancy Greenberg of Pickle Barrel Designs
Nancy Greenberg has created a lovely Hanukkah decoration on opalescent fabric that will shimmer in the light of your menorah. The overdyed Weeks Dye Works floss and DMC Precious Metal Effects thread provide shading and dimension to this compartmentalized design.
Flying Santa
Flying Santa
Design by Frony Ritter of Frony Ritter Designs
Santa doesn't need a sleigh to bring holiday joy to your Christmas. Opalescent fabric and gold beads add sparkly magic to this merry masterpiece.
Garnet & Gold Greetings
Garnet & Gold Greetings
Design by Liz Almond of Blackwork Journey
Liz Almond presents blackwork enthusiasts with a Christmas gift of many hours of stitching pleasure. The designer incorporates several traditional blackwork patterns along with gold beads to create a sampler filled with bows, stars, hearts and flowers.
Holiday Home
Holiday Home
Design by Cherry Parker
Gather up all your leftover red, green and gold beads to create a wreath for this 3-D holiday design. The bushes beside the door sparkle with beads in a variety of shapes and sizes. Display this little gem inside your front door to welcome your holiday guests.
Moravian Star
Moravian Star
Design by Kimberly Tyree of KST Designs
Designer Kimberly Tyree used 10 shades of blue and one gray-green hue to create the 3-D illusion in this beautiful Moravian star. The first Moravian star, created by a schoolboy as a geometry project in 1820, included 110 points. Nowadays, the stars have about 25 points and are used primarily as Christmas decorations, although sculptures and lighting fixtures have incorporated the design.
Scandinavian Christmas Towels
Scandinavian Christmas Towels
Designs by Corrine McHie for DMC Corp.
Glossy pearl cotton and metallic thread complement the Christmas red floss in these bold Nordic-inspired designs. The designs fit perfectly in the 14-count stitching area of these bright white prefinished huck towels.
Thankful Thoughts
Thankful Thoughts
Design by AnnaLee Waite of AnnaLee Waite Designs
Embedded in this charming autumn design is a crossword with "thankful," "family" and "love" -- three apt words for the season. "Friends" is included alongside a pumpkin and autumn leaves stitched on 25-count raw Dublin linen. An easel frame makes this a truly stand-up design!
The Sampler Sleuth -- Reading Samplers
The Sampler Sleuth -- Reading Samplers
By Vicki LoPicollo Jennett
Not as Easy as A,B,C, 1,2,3
Trim Your Tree -- Christmas Candle Ornament
Trim Your Tree -- Christmas Candle Ornament
Design by Lesley Teare
Trim Your Tree -- Christmas Goose Ornament
Trim Your Tree -- Christmas Goose Ornament
Design by Lesley Teare
Trim Your Tree -- Elf Drop Ornament
Trim Your Tree -- Elf Drop Ornament
Design by Lee Fisher of StitchyFish Designs
Trim Your Tree -- Heartful
Trim Your Tree -- Heartful
Design by Koneta Hurlstone
Trim Your Tree -- Mrs. Snowman
Trim Your Tree -- Mrs. Snowman
Design by Lois Winston
Woodland Fantasy
Woodland Fantasy
Design by Liz Almond of Blackwork Journey
An assortment of stitches makes this colorful design a pleasure to stitch. The result will make a pretty piece of artwork for your den or family room.
Woodland Sampler: Part 3
Woodland Sampler: Part 3
Design by Carol Emmer
The final installment of the Woodland Sampler series includes hares leaping over frogs and a lowercase alphabet at the bottom. You can stitch Part 3 by itself, or you can combine it with Parts 1 and 2 from previous issues to complete a beautiful sampler filled with all sorts of wildlife and warm colors.
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