6a00e55007f5938834019b0237dff4970b-320wiThe S-word results in empty bread and milk shelves in my neck of the woods – to say we don’t deal well with snow in the South is an understatement. But that doesn’t mean we don’t like watching snowflakes fall …

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stripeytreeOver at Nuts About Needlepoint, Janet M. Perry is showing off how to create a stripey Christmas tree using two common Needlepoint stitches. She also provides a tutorial for the Smyrna Crosses on the post and will have tutorial for …

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il_570xN.192157887While browsing around Etsy, I found this really fun set of embroidery patterns that will make a great holiday project for yourself or to give as gifts. The set includes redwork patterns with one scene featuring three snowmen, a set …

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Surface_Quaker_02Mary Corbet of Needle ‘N Thread has posted a round up of her Christmas patterns so you can enjoy all the designs she has posted over the years and use them in your Christmas crafting. Whether you are making ornaments …

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NorthStarDMC’s Emma Broidery has been sharing ideas for Holiday crafting over the last few weeks and a recent post was chock full of embroidery ideas. And the idea was centered around having an ornament party. What a fun plan! Get …

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 Arlene White came up with a brilliant theme for her blocks for Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2013. She’s stitching the Twelve Days of Christmas! She shows us how the first two blocks came together. Go to her blog to see

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 You want this cherry-blossom brooch, don’t you. Good news: Star-Shaped and Shiny shows us how to make it. The process is simple, requiring only beginning embroidery skills. (In fact, you could skip the embroidery altogether if you’re in a hurry …

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SeptemberHouse_applique_tutorialCorinne of So September shows us how to add fabric applique to an embroidery project. Even though the example she uses is seasonal, the principles work for any design. Go to her tute.…

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mosaic(1) Joy from Woolen Sails
(2) 7 borders with corners from Broderie d’Antan
(3) Be Mine from Hudson’s Holidays
(4) 9 floral motifs from Broderie d’Antan
(5) Warm Woolen Mittens from Wee Folk Art
(6) Bake Day snail from Vintage

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mosaic(1) JOY from Needle ‘n’ Thread
(2) Three butterfly motifs from Broderie d’Antan
(3) Friday Freebie 12/28/12 from Vintage Spice and Everything Nice
(4) Happy New Year! from Hudson’s Holidays
(5) 22 monograms “B” from Broderie d’Antan
(6) My Whole

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6a0120a6769b0c970c017c33fd9fff970b-800wiBronwyn of Red Brolly categorizes this adorable robin as Christmas decor — and he would make a fine ornament, indeed. But I’m thinking different colors, different stitched embellishments, maybe some beads and sequins could turn him into a sweet decoration …

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mosaic(1) Christmas puppy digital stamp suitable for embroidery from Sliekje Digi Stamps (via CraftGossip’s stamping blog)
(2) Floral motif from Broderie d’Antan
(3) Jolly Ole St. Nick from Primitives by the Light of the Moon
(4) 11 primitive Christmas images from

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Check out this adorable felt-applique evergreen by Mollie of Wild Olive. Mollie has finished hers as a brooch. And it would make a great gift tie-on or ornament. Imagine the possibilities for embellishment! Go to Mollie’s blog post to learn

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Megan Noel reprises her tutorial for creating quick-and-easy, charming Christmas ornaments. This is the perfect way to use up your scraps of felt and novelty fabrics. And I think this would be a great project for school-age kids with just …

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This darling snowman machine-embroidery design is a gift to you from Anja Rieger. Go to her download page to get your free copy.…

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