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2020 Christmas Ornament Design Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2020 contest. Itís not too soon to start planning your design for next yearís contest! See the February 2021 issue for entry details!
Autumn Meditation
By Carolyn Manning
Welcome autumn with this flower-filled design from Carolyn Manning. Featuring a kaleidoscopic explosion of colorful blooms, buds and leaves, the design is worked using only full cross stitches.
Butterflies & Bees Stitch Sampler: Part 6
By Julia Lucas
Part 6 in this yearlong stitching series unveils the last two blocks in this beautiful design featuring the Open Herringbone stitch and Satin stitch hearts! Be sure to watch for a new stitchalong sampler design from Sullivans starting in the February 2021 issue.
Celebrating 50 Years! Wichelt Imports, Inc.
By Aimee Wichelt
Cross stitch was something I grew up with.
Christmas Tree Tea Towels
By Sharon Pope
Bright colors and bold patterns combine to create a festive towel duo. Using water-soluble waste canvas, the patterns are easily added to a trendy flour-sack towel. Stitch up a pair for your kitchen or for holiday gifts.
Cozy Cardinals
By Ryann Mack
A pair of brightly colored cardinals perch atop a snow-covered pine bough amidst the falling snow. This feathered couple stands out boldly against the backdrop of hand-dyed fabric from Colour & Cotton Dye Studio.
Davidís Hanukkah Star
By Linda Jeanne Jenkins
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with this stunning Hanukkah design. The glowing menorah, lit for all nights of the festival, is surrounded by the iconic Star of David in this project that will be cherished for years to come.
Flowers of the Month: November & December
By Pam Lewis and Susan Rohm
Whether you stitch each individual design as a lovely ornament or for an easel, or combine the 12 floral motifs in one showstopping arrangement, these dainty flowers will be treasured all year round.
Happy Holidays Gift Bag
By Amanda Mae MacNaughton
Envelop your gift in this elegant yet simple gift bag. Stitched using four shades of hand-dyed floss, the design features subtle shading and easy-to-follow finishing instructions.
Hardanger Holiday Card Holder
By Christy Schmitz
Intricate Hardanger and openwork weaving combine with delicate beads and dark black linen to create a project that is both timeless and festive. Finished and wrapped around a wooden card holder, the design could also be finished as a vase wrap or a small hanging.
Harvest Sampler
By Jane Chandler
Sing of the blessings of the Thanksgiving season with this charming design from Jane Chandler. Pumpkins, acorns, sunflowers and crows adorn this sampler stitched atop Aida, making it perfect for stitchers of any skill level.
Holiday Mug Wraps
By Olesya Novozhilova
Take your pick of colorways in this pair of mug wraps from designer Olesya Novozhilova. A single color of floss stands out boldly in this simple design that will be begging to be in your stitching basket all season long.
Holiday Sentiments
By Mill Hill
A covering of sparkling beads and embellishments adds dimension and festive color to this holiday design.
Merry Christmas Card
By Chrissy Callahan
Send tidings of joy to friends and family with this stitched card from Chrissy Callahan. Stitched on Aida using full cross stitches, the design is perfect for stitchers of all skill levels.
Nativity Silhouette
By Rhona Norrie
"O holy night, the stars are brightly shining, it is the night of our dear Saviorís birth." Stitch a beautiful celebration of the simple yet miraculous birth that is celebrated this season. A dark silhouette stands out against a vibrant night sky in this project by designer Rhona Norrie.
Peace Sampler
By Cathy Bussi
The timeless words of Russian playwright and author Anton Chekhov take center stage in this dainty sampler from Cathy Bussi. A scattering of specialty stitches is blended with full cross stitches and beads to create bands of candles, snowflakes and ivy.
Shades of Austmn Monogram
By Barbie Laux
Let your imagination run wild with this beautiful monogram design stitched in rich autumnal shades of brown, yellow and orange that are reminiscent of crisp falling leaves.
Sled Ornaments Set
By Gwendolyn Sheppard
Adorn your tree with this pair of charming stitched sled ornaments. Stitched on perforated paper, finishing is easy, and you will have these decking the halls in no time and ready for your holiday festivities.
The Christmas Stitch: Christmas Shadowbox: Holiday Greeting, Part 5
By Nancy Whaler
Part 5 concludes this fun room-by-room stitchalong project from Faithwurks Designs. Each box features a sentiment or room decked for the holidays. Satin stitches and backstitches partner to create the final segment of this dimensional showstopper.
Winter Hare
By Lesley Teare
Hop into winter with this adorable hare that is accompanied by three charming little birds. Its fur is a patchwork of seasonal red and white blooms mixed with holly leaves and berries.
Winter in the Country
By Leslie Davis
Bid winter a happy welcome with this primitive-inspired design from One of a Kind Heirlooms. A stately mansion stands tall between a bedazzled holiday tree and a smiling snowman with his friendly cardinal.
Winter Tree
By Kimberly Tyree
Cool, icy shades of winter surround a stately tree dripping with sparkling icicles. The entire design is stitched using full cross stitches with a sprinkling of backstitches and French knots.
Woodland Joy
By Kathleen Berlew
A trio of stately evergreens stand at attention in this latest design from Kathleen Berlew. Drifting snowflakes stitched in shades of cool blues float delicately toward the earth ready to create the earthís winter blanket.

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