I know it's hard to imagine Christmas when the leaves haven't even started to change color, try thinking up a Christmas design in the spring a year before it's even ready for the world to see. Not the easiest thing to do. I was honored to be asked to be a part of "A Cross-Stitch Christmas - Yuletide Traditions" - a new book by Craftways. This was one of the first patterns I designed where I did not see a stitched version before sending it to the publisher. I had to wait over a year to see the finished stitched product - and how fun and whimsical it turned out to be.
These little critters are all hanging around the Christmas tree. I love how they added buttons and some fun edging to the edge of the design. How fun to be a part of this great book.