As the angels joyfully announce the birth of Christ, Mary bears a peaceful look, hands joined in prayer. We love Ukrainian designer Kateryna's interpretation of the Holy family and the visitors come to pay tribute, following the Star of Bethlehem. A cross stitch chart by Stitchy Princess.
Another tribute this time to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. We love her surprised look as she plummets down the rabbit hole, following the frantic White Rabbit. The pattern is stuffed with fun references to Alice's adventures.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Kateryna - Stitchy Princess
Meet Baba Yaga
Ukrainian designer Kateryna (Stitchy Princess) is ever fascinated by her homeland's legends and specifically the character of Baba Yaga, a witch sometimes evil, sometimes kind, who lives in the magic forest. Her latest pattern portraits her riding her broom, in the company of her cat. Two owls look on, unperturbed.
Present throughout East European folklore, and particularly in her native Ukraine, Baba Yaga is one of Kateryna's favorite caracters, depicted in numerous designs. An elderly witch, ugly and bony legged, enigmatic and unpredictable, alternatively really evil, or maternal, kind and helpful to the trouble hero.
As you enter the magical forest, trees comes alive moving their arms, animals behave strangely. Notice in the distance a wood cabin perched on chicken legs, occasionally turning round? It's the home of Baba Yaga.