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Free Christmas Stitchery patterns and a tutorial for a halloween cross stitched scissor fob

Hi everyone, I promised I would have something stitched by the middle of October and here it is!
Work asked me to stay another month so I am working until the end of October instead of September, it’s no problem, it just means I have not done any cross stitching or had chance to finish the peacock box, however, I have managed to stitch some Christmas Redwork Stitcheries ready for Christmas.  
I stitched this Red Brolly design whilst on holiday in September, it is a free pattern from Bronwyn Hayes at the Red Brolly blog, she has some gorgeous free designs, I urge you to go and check them out here  Bronwyn has lots of freebies and some great ideas, I just looooove her blog, thanks Bronwyn!   
Pictured below are some other stitcheries I have been working on recently, I particularly like stitcheries because they are so quick to stitch.
In my next post I will show you another piece I am working on,  together with instructions for any beginners out there.
At the bottom of this post I have included a link to my Halloween Scissor Fob tutorial.
I found this cute freebie from Elinskreativeside blog here 
Close up to see the fabric and the stitching, I used dmc 304 and 100% cotton fabric
Here is a sneak preview of another free pattern that I have been working on, I will give you the link and the full pictures in my next post, hopefully, next Sunday. 
If you want to know how to make this cross stitched scissor fob, check out out my tutorials blog here
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. October 22, 2012 / 7:01 am

    I love your embroidery!
    Очень красиво!!!!

  2. October 22, 2012 / 7:01 am

    those are some really cute patterns and you did a lovely job of stitching them – makes me want to pull out needle and thread and start one too! hugs and stitches, Amanda

  3. October 22, 2012 / 7:01 am

    Your stitching is beautiful. Thanks for the links. Love those designs.

  4. October 22, 2012 / 7:01 am

    Very nice…thanks.. Mycolurfullife.blogspot.com

  5. October 22, 2012 / 7:01 am

    Love these cute Christmas designs! So cute!

  6. October 22, 2012 / 7:01 am

    Oh how wonderful Lynn! Job well done. I hope things are settled down for you now.♥

  7. October 28, 2012 / 11:49 am

    The Red embroidered Santa Sleigh is "over the top" beautiful !
    Thanks for sharing !

  8. October 28, 2012 / 11:49 am

    I've never tried any of this type of stitchery and it certainly is darling. Thanks for the tutorial too!

  9. October 28, 2012 / 11:49 am

    Love, love your Redwork design girl!
    Hope that you have more stitching time soon.

  10. October 28, 2012 / 11:49 am

    It is really lovely.

  11. October 28, 2012 / 11:49 am

    aww so beautiful xx

  12. October 28, 2012 / 11:49 am

    I am a big fan of red work, so I really thought your picture is terrific.

  13. October 28, 2012 / 11:49 am

    You do beautiful red work. Your Halloween fob is darling. love Annette

  14. October 28, 2012 / 11:49 am

    Beautiful stitching, and lovely desig
    ns from Brolly . Do you use a hoop or snap frame for stitching?? I have done some in the past but they were smaller, and then some of an afghan,but always used a small hoop. Your stitching is so well done, and the fabric not puckered so was wondering .. Thanks ! :)