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Gnome & Critter Christmas

Gnome & Critter Christmas
Gnome & Critter Christmas

Because I love Christmas, I'm a sucker for anything that's rustic and cute. I love the little vintage wooden elf ornaments my grandmother had, and I am always a fan of a simple "natural" tree. So, a few years ago when artist Angela Atherton, a dear friend of mine, submitted this design, I was hooked the moment I saw the hand-drawn chart. With every stitch and update the model stitcher sent me, it was like watching a painting come to life. Featuring a pair of delightful gnomes celebrating the holidays with some woodland friends, the design uses cross stitch (full and partial) and backstitch, and is perfect for any stitching level. Watch the smile grow on your face with each ply of the needle as you see the glowing candles illuminate the simply decorated tree. This design was on my project list the moment it was released, and I smiled the entire time I stitched it. Now, I smile every holiday as it takes a special place on my dining room buffet. Enjoy!

Download this charming design here.

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