Do you hate Christmas shopping? The crowds, the lines, struggling to choose the right gifts? Is so, A Cross Stitch Christmas Holiday Celebrations is the perfect gift for you.
Now, from the comfort of your very own home you can stitch a present for everyone on your list.
A Cross Stitch Christmas Holday Celebrations is divided into six chapters. Blissful Winter, our first chapter, is filled with projects that reflect the peaceful nature of winter. We have a blue snowflake surrounded by a masculine plaid border, wine bags that spell out seasonal messages, a picture of a couple enjoying an old-fashioned sleigh ride under a nighttime sky, a swirly dove, shaped ornaments peppered with blue "blackwork" and an old-fashioned Santa wrapped in blue delivering gifts to his woodland friends.
The next chapter, Candy Cane Christmas, features designs worked in eye-popping red. We begin with a sweet and youthful Santa face, followed by a candy cane themed table ensemble, a Christmas tree constructed of seasonal words, a trio of greeting cards, wine tags, a luxurious gift bag and a stunning redwork pillow featuring a sleigh ride through town bordered by bold poinsettias.
Moving on to Chapter Three, which offers a cheerful selection of gift opportunities. We have a whimsical Santa busily decorating a tree, frisky cat and dog ornies, a pair of modern-styled stocking cuffs, four sporty Christmas character portraits including a skiing Santa, a snowshoeing penguin, a skating reindeer and a sledding polar bear, a trio of dazzling Christmas trees backed by a rippled sky and a garland spelling out the festive messaage "Be Merry and Bright".
Here we are at Chapter Four, which is dedicated to traditional Christmas designs. A pair of ice skates dangling from a sled starts this chapter off on just the right foot! Then, we have a fun set of four pictures that spell out "NOEL", an angel picture with repeating motifs, a set of four Christmas trees and a wintry village scene.
We've arrived at Pretty Pastels, which showcases designs worked in the lightest of colors. We begin with a happy snowcouple, followed by a trio of cards, a stunningly lifelike holiday fairy, an angel-themed picture, a trio of cards, a fun apron and two Christmas tree towels.
We've arrived at our last chapter, which highlights a dazzling array of Holiday Jewels to stitch. We start with a colorful angel, followed by a trio of gift tags, a leaping reindeer, a vivid Hardanger wallhanging, a playful penguin picture and a trio of music boxes.
A Cross Stitch Christmas Holiday Celebrations is a must-have book for any stitcher. You'll want to stitch every design! If you've never cross stitched before and these designs sound appealing, go ahead and buy the book. The Cross Stitch Basics section in the back will guide you through the projects so you can finish them by December 25th. Merry Christmas!