It looks like it will continue to snow overnight ....
What a treat to cross stitch Samantha Purdy's patterns, with a streamlined, contemporary look, yet full of evocative details, where just two small windowpanes already half covered in snow can suggest so much.
We also love the designer's final touch with a band of vintage trimming to evoke the thick layer of fallen snow.
Perrette Samouiloff'sSnow in town is a gorgeous Christmas chart with rows of snow covered houses, children on skis, sleighs and skates with little dogs chasing after them, and even a horse sleigh. The town is totally transformed by the cover of fresh snow and there is an amazing feeling of warmth and softness.
The pattern was formerly available as a mystery chart. Subscriptions are closed but the can purchase the full pattern.
The final part of Faby Reilly's year-round calendar
With a wonderful flower arrangement for each month of the year, here is Faby Reilly last design, a super-cute arrangement of seasonal flowers. It comes with an extra bonus: a template and alphabet that will also let you create your very own greeting cards.
Whether you're looking for a quickie, or want to teach a friend or a young person to stitch, we now have an entire section devoted to Quick & Easy Christmas cross stitch. All designs are full cross stitch with only limited backstitch and are small enough for a stitcher with little experience to tackle.
We are gradually discovering Barbara Ana's latest Christmas SAL, with snowy peaks under a starry sky, tiny houses keeping snug together in the snow covered landscape. Patience, the last part will be released on Dec 15th with the surprise central motif!
Lesley Teare 2021 Stitch-along - Last part now released
If you have subscribed to Lesley Teare's 2021 SAL, the December part is now available to download. We will be revealing the full chart in January, however here is the glimpse of the fully stitched November cup. Only current subscribers have access to the last and final cup.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Robin in the Snow
A scene full of poetry, where icy white flowers and leaves contrast with the warm colors of the snuggly dressed child, oblivious of the little robin perched on a branch above. A cross stitch pattern brought to you by Perrette Samouiloff.
Brought to you by Faby Reilly, a new and unique take on the popular Christmas motifs rendered in the Assisi technique. Indeed they appear in white, where the fabric is left blank, while the background is cross stitched in deep red. Like Assisi designs of yore - dating back to Renaissance Italy - the design includes numerous flourishes in Holbein stitch.
If you are looking for a Christmas project to cross stitch that will make a powerful visual impact, you might want to consider this floral motif. Designed by Lesley Teare, the pattern has an amazing amount of color and detail, as well as extra glitz with its gold and silver highlights.
In this brand new cross stitch pattern, Perrette Samouiloff depicts the joy of children discovering their Christmas gifts. Cheerful, tender, colorful, lively, and decorative as well, this Christmas pattern has it all. Take your time to complete it, one motif at a time, as the holidays approach.
The night is quiet, the moon is out, ducks are patrolling the yard. What a nice feeling to know the work is done, and one can really relax and enjoy a nice peaceful time. A cross stitch pattern by Samantha Purdy Needlecraft.
The Physalys bears cheerful orange fruit in Autumn. Designer Faby Reilly skillfully depicts in cross stitch the puffy lanterns housing the little round fruit. One of the lanterns has already disintegrated into its lace like shape (pictured right and worked in Gold metallic). The flowers are thus known in French as "Amour en cage" or Love in a cage.
The pattern is part of the designer's delightful year-round collection of needlework flowers, one for each month of the year, the Anthea collection.
Initially introduced as an SAL,we are now revealing the fully stitched design. We love her intriguing jewelry and clothes, and the curious plant growing out of her hat, turning into a snakes head with gleeming red eyes...
The Witchy Dreams SAL is now closed however if you have not been able to participate, the design is now also available for sale as a regular pattern.
It's time to sort through your odd buttons! Here's a lovely creative idea brought to you by designer Lesley Teare.
Buttons, sorted by harmony of colors are stitched onto a pretty cross stitch frame. You can create as many of these little decorative boards as you wish, varying floss and fabric colors to match your assortments of colors, here white floss on honey toned linen.
Picture these blackberries, dark and juicy, depicted in cross stitch by Perrette Samouiloff. The designer has a wonderful eye for detail, even including the sepals - those tiny green leaves at the base of the fruit - as well as for color with the distinctiveblackberry leaves contrasting with the other species.
This time our Dreaming girl is all dressed in autumn colors, with an orange butterfly motif on her sweater, ready for a walk in the woods. She is so absorbed she is becoming part of the forest landscape, her head crowned with acorns, fallen leaves and mushroom, with deer antlers growing out of her head.
This sampler has a lovely story, as told by Elaine, Galliana's designer. As a child, her Mum would point to the dew in the garden and would explain how spiders spun magical webs which caught dew sprinkled by fairies. A witch named Agatha lived nearby in the woods and would collect the precious dew, then... (check pattern details for the rest of the story).