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Advent Calendar Freebie from Brooke Nolans cross stitch designs

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and doing lots of stitching.

I have started stitching an advent calendar pattern that I have had in my stash for a few years now, they are designed by the very talented Brook Nolan from Brookes Books cross stitch designs and I love them all! 

Brooke has many beautiful patterns available to purchase but she also offers lots of freebies too, the advent calendar patterns can be found here on her website.  
I have also purchased the Alice in Wonderland series, they are so colourful and very pretty and I can’t wait to start them too, but there are not enough hours in the day! You can see Brookes Etsy shop here
It only took me a couple of evenings to stitch Katie Kitty, I used dmc stranded cotton threads, 2 over 2 on 28 count jobelan linen in the Babbling Brook colourway as suggested in the pattern, the colours really pop on this background, I would use my preferred  method of using 3 threads over 2 next time, I usually do that on a 14 count/28 count fabric as I think it gives a better coverage but I just forgot to use 3 threads instead of 2. 
The next design is Peter Polar Bear, he is ever so cute, I have the fabric ready to start.  
Here is a close up of Katie Kitty.
Until next time, Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 31, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    Magnifique projet, adorable ce petit chat stylé ! =^..^=

  2. January 31, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    She looks great! I think two threads looks just fine. Every time I see this I think I need to stitch them, maybe this will be the year?!

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  4. January 31, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    This is just adorable Lynn. I have these printed off in hopes of making these into ornaments for future grandkids one day!!

  5. January 31, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    Lovely work as usual! I love this pattern.

  6. January 31, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    Katie Kitty is very cute!!! This looks like a fun series to stitch. Have fun with Peter Polar Bear!!

  7. February 1, 2019 / 2:55 pm

    Hi Lynn: The free designs from Brook are so cute and sweet.
    I have not stitched the Advent calendar but hope to soon.
    Two threads work for me, the two worked for you, sometimes I think three threads are way too many.