Monday, November 16, 2009

"A Little Bit O' Santa"

I think we'll feature this jolly ole' guy we like to call "Santa"!!!! He really deserves to be in the spotlight at this point in time. We have some great new designs in the shop right now so I wanted to show them off a little. Each and every one are well worth your time to stitch.

This first one is called, "Twelve Days of Christmas" from the designers of Bent Creek. It's packed with such excitement!!! The stocking stitch count is 96 x 145 and the framed piece is 76 x 137. The stocking is done on 18 ct. natural linen and the framed model is done on 32 ct. natural linen.

"Twelve Days of Christmas"

Next, we have the "newest" addition to the stockings from Shepherd's Bush. "Jeffery's Stocking" is just the cutest!!! In this one the shepherd is minding his sweet little flock. These stockings are stitched on 18 ct. natural linen and the stitch count is 120 x 167.

"Jeffrey's Stocking"

Next we'll have a little tribute to Santa and his sleigh!!! There's some really great designs out depicting the awesome flight of Santa and those wonderful, faithful reindeer! "Christmas Eve" by Prairie Schooler almost comes alive for us. You can almost hear the sleigh bells as they speed over the roof tops through the icy snowflakes!! This pattern also includes three smaller designs that will work up wonderfully as ornaments! The stitch count for the large piece is 77 x 155 and the ornament size pieces are approximately 35 x 35.

"Christmas Eve"

"Santa Arrives Tonight" is Homespun Elegance's 2009Sampler Ornament. These are so cute hopefully you have collected each and every one of these over the years! If not, let me know and I can order them in to complete your collection. Rudolph is working expecially hard to make it up over that roof top!!! These ornaments stitch up quick and are so fun to do! The stitch count is 44 x 54 and stitched up on 30 ct. linen over 2 threads they are about 3" x 3 1/2" finished.

2009 Sampler Ornament: "Santa Arrives Tonight"

"Jingle All the Way" by Notforgotten Farm is a wonderful primitive design that for some reason brings back my childhood memories of Christmas. I just love this one as I'm sure you will too!!! The stitch count is 140 x 140 and on 28 ct. over 2 threads the design size will be 10" x 10". How great will this one look on some hand dyed linen??? I'll be adding this one to my stash!!!

"Jingle All the Way"

The following two designs come to us from Heaven and Earth Designs. They are incredible heartwarming designs that I wish I had the time to do. The first one showing is "Woodland Santa" and is the sweetest with all the woodland animals greeting Santa for a few minutes of peaceful play. The stitch count is 300 x332. They've suggested stitching over 1 on 25 count fabric but you can do it on any fabric you like. This will just change the finished design size.

"Woodland Santa"

Last but not least is "Merry Christmas To All"!!! This is the vision of every child at Christmas time!! It's stitch count is 300 by 375 and finished design size on 25 count over 1 is 12" x 15". Again, do it on whatever you like.

"Merry Christmas To All"

That'll do it for this post! I want to thank all of you for visiting my blog and to my new "followers" for joining! Hopefully this will get you in the Christmas spirit and spur you on to stitching all those wonderful Christmas projects!!!

"And to all a Good Night" ............. Anita


  1. Gotta love those Shepherd Bush stockings. And I really am going to finish Chloe's before Christmas. Really.

  2. I'm there! I've got the spirit..this is my FAVORITE time of year..