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ABCs of Love
ABCs of Love
By Cassandra Cavalca Conforti
This charming version of a traditional marking sampler features “LOVE” front and center. Adorned with a quintet of delicate floral sprays along the bottom, the design is perfect for stitchers of all skill levels.
Frosted Windows
Frosted Windows
By Liz Almond
Frosty blues and charcoal grays blend harmoniously with intricate blackwork. A scattering of delicate beads and specialty stitches add extra dimension and texture to these icy patterns. A small portion of the design can be stitched and made into a beautiful handmade card that is perfect for any occasion.
Let It Snow
Let It Snow
By Rhona Norrie
Capture the delicate falling snowflakes of winter with this adorable snow-girl design. Dressed in a cozy pompom hat and striped scarf, she is ready for all of winter’s chilly fun.
Lingering Chill
Lingering Chill
By Perry A. Hadi
Perched atop some of winter’s bright and juicy berries, this delicate bird steadies himself against falling snowflakes and a chilly wind while singing his cheerful song.
Love Lives Here
Love Lives Here
By Elizabeth Spurlock
Celebrate a home filled with love with this vibrant and colorful design. Using a rainbow of cotton flosses, this project will stand out cheerfully on any wall and will bring a smile to everyone’s face when they pass by it.
LOVE-ly Gnomes
LOVE-ly Gnomes
By Aaron Houston
Standing against a background of hand-dyed linen, this quartet of delightful gnomes show the spirit of the season of love.
Lovebirds
Lovebirds
By Aaron Houston
The deep, rich wine-color linen provides a striking contrast to the bright white floss in this German folk-art–inspired lovebird design. Classic cross stitch is accentuated with a scattering of backstitches, making this project ideal for displaying all year long.
My Eternal Love
My Eternal Love
By Lee Fisher
Celebrate eternal love with this unique wedding sampler from StitchyFish Designs. Three colors of Celtic-inspired knots intertwine around this Irish sentiment. Personalize this project with your choice of linen and flosses for a truly one-of-a-kind keepsake.
My Love
My Love
By Anna Chinotto
A simple cross-stitch design in two shades of pink blends harmoniously with easy-to-follow finishing instructions in a design that is perfect for holding your keys or even as a scissors fob.
Ski Inn
Ski Inn
By Nancy Greenberg
Ski into winter with this cute design featuring a charming ski village. A ski gondola lift carries skiers to the slopes while a reindeer checks out a snowman in town.
The 1815 "On Youth" Reproduction Sampler
The 1815 "On Youth" Reproduction Sampler
By Deborah Fasano
This reproduction of an 1815 sampler features a timeless quote from English poet John Dryden. No stitcher's name is given on the original sampler, but it is full of period motifs including angels, flowers and urns. Surrounded by an undulating border, the sampler is stitched using a rich palette of Au Ver À Soie silks.
The Sampler Sleuth: The 1815 "On Youth" Sampler
The Sampler Sleuth: The 1815 "On Youth" Sampler
By Deborah Fasano
A Handprint of Sampler Art in the Era of Trepidation & Hope
Warm Glow of Home
Warm Glow of Home
By Sharon Pope
What better place to greet a chilly winter morning than in this magical cabin? Nestled amid snowdrifts against a backdrop of towering pines, the warm glow from the cabin’s windows beckons one inside for a cup of hot tea beside a roaring fire.
Winter Stitching
Winter Stitching
By Barbara Ana Astray Mendez
Stitch away blustery winter days with this delightful design worked on neutral linen stitched with richly colored hand-dyed flosses.
With Love Set
With Love Set
By Gwendolyn Sheppard
Send someone a token of your love with this charming card and ornament set. Two simple yet bold hearts take center stage, and easy-to-follow finishing instructions make both projects easy to complete in time for love’s favorite holiday.
Coffeehouse Love Collection
By Frony Ritter
Jazz up your coffee nook with this set of four fun designs. Featuring everything needed for a coffee or tea break, the designs use bright pinks and vibrant greens to bring a pop of color to any decor.
Favorite Finds Product Reviews
Editor Tanya Fox shares information on a few new and exciting stitching products. To purchase these products, please visit the company websites or your local needlework shop. For additional help locating these products, contact the manufacturer directly.
Nordic Knitting
By Kathleen Berlew
Featuring classic Nordic knitting motifs and styles in cross stitch, this beautiful wall hanging will add a touch of these timeless designs to your home without having to cast on or knit and purl.
The Christmas Stitch: My Quaker Christmas Sampler: Part 1
By Nancy Whaler
Join a festive holiday-themed mystery stitchalong with this project from Nancy Wahler of Faithwurks Designs. The Quaker-style design features motifs celebrating Christmas and showcases cross stitch, backstitch and lazy daisy stitches, along with a sprinkling of buttons and charms.
Where Flowers Bloom: Part 1
By Christy Schmitz
Let your stitching repertoire bloom with this yearlong series presented in an eye-catching bandsampler design. Stitched atop hand-dyed Cashel linen, each band employs Sullivans USA floss and features a blooming array of colorful specialty stitches to learn and perfect. Part 1 features open herringbone, closed herringbone, double herringbone and four-sided stitches.
Winter Snowflakes
By Jane Chandler
Winter’s intricate mascot takes center stage on this towel and coaster set. Using a prefinished towel with an inset stitching band and clear acrylic coasters make finishing a breeze.







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