Announcing New Stitch Along: Deck the Halls

Yahoo!! It’s time to announce a new stitch-along. This time we are going with a small quick stitch that you could likely get done in a few nights. We know that the holidays are a busy time and didn’t want to pick a big piece. We also know that some of the most popular stitch alongs this year have been from October House…so why not pick another October House design? Right?

We had Itch to Stitch…

We had Snip, Snip…

And now we are offering Deck the Halls!

As you can see from the photos, it wouldn’t take long to stitch, and would be so cute for you to have out with your Christmas decorations!!

I’ve known about this since back when I went to the retreat in July. In fact, Liz gave me the kit for it then. I’ve been itching for the calendar to move along so I could start this. I think it’s so stinking cute.

One thing Liz did ask me was if I thought I wanted to stitch it on the called-for linen or if I would like to stitch it on toweling. You might remember that I stitched this cute small piece on toweling. It’s a Black Bird Design piece.

Liz quickly chimed in and said that she had toweling in red vs the black I used on the pumpkin piece. Hmm. I told her I wanted the red toweling because I like things with a primitive look and had fun stitching one over one on the toweling. So this is my kit…

I picked the toweling, fancy floss, and the chart. You can pick whatever you want. HERE is the link to the website. Liz at the Stitchery Nook is offering Cream and Sugar linen from Fiber on a Whim which is called for line. It’s available in several sizes. She is also offering the color in Aida. If you scroll down, the toweling is also offered. It’s only $3.50 for the toweling so if you’re inclined to try something new, it’s an inexpensive way to try. With the toweling, you stitch one floss thread over one linen thread. It’s kind of fun!

Feel free to order several pieces of linen or Aida and make one for yourself and others for friends. I really do think you could stitch one up in a couple of nights…and there would be plenty of thread to sew up several. Speaking of thread, you can pick the fancy floss or you can pick the DMC to stitch it with.

I’m excited and looking forward to this one.

Liz had everything ready and will start shipping after the weekend. How about not having an official start date? You can just start stitching as soon as you get your supplies or whenever the mood strikes you. I know everyone’s schedules will start getting hectic. So you do you and start when it works. I love easy-going stich alongs with no rules!!

So tell me…does this stitch along sound like one you want to do?

11 thoughts on “Announcing New Stitch Along: Deck the Halls”

  1. Jo, you such a bad I’m going to have to order it. So cute and looks quick.

    I’m finally at very last of a sampler I started probably in 1990. I just have finish cross stitching our last name and then decide if I’m going to put my husband and my name on it or my son’s and his wife’s and give it to them as a gift.

  2. Jo, this looks like a fun stitch! I am just getting back to cross stitching after not doing any for probably 25 years! ( I blame you for getting back to it) I’m thinking I’m going to give this a try! Thanks!

  3. I’m going to order the toweling too. I’ve never stitched over one before but your pumpkin one was really cute!

  4. I’m in. I am finishing up a pumpkin/turkey cross-stitch. I want to do it more like a square pillow form rather than a long rectangle.

  5. I’m still working on the pears, so I will pass on this sew along. But it sure it cute and the toweling is a great idea!!

  6. I think that I may join this one. Have never stitched on toweling. Just have to wait until next week when I get paid to order.

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