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Christmas Peace Cross Stitch pattern.

Here is the additional Christmas peace cross stitch pattern I promised from last weeks post. I have added last weeks pattern and this weeks pattern into the pdf document below.

You can download the pattern from the bottom of this post.

I have not completed the final finishing but this is a photo of the progress so far. The little bird house pattern will be next weeks freebie.

Christmas Peace Stitching on black fabric

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It can be a bit tricky stitching on black fabric, however there are some tricks you can use to make it a little easier.

Place a white piece of paper or fabric on your knee, this allows you to see the holes easier. You can also use an embroidery light with a daylight bulb.

I find stitching black easier during the day, leaving it until later in the day just makes it more difficult to see.

Knitting this week

I have made some more progress on my grey jumper and I am loving it!

Knitted jumper in dark grey, has a high neck and open button detail on the shoulder.

The neckline is really cosy and the yarn is really soft. I made a mistake when initially picking up the stitches but I saw my mistake and rectified it.

Just need to finish off the shoulder band and stitch it together, and I need to find the perfect buttons to finish off.

I am in a knitting mood so decided to try and get this scarf finished.


Hand knit faux cabled scarf using Rowan  cotton yarn in a plum colour.

This scarf is quite easy to knit for a beginner or intermediate knitter.

It is a faux cable scarf, the knitting appears to be a cable knit but no cable needle is required. I am knitting it in Rowan Cotton yarn which knits up beautifully.

There are 12 rows to the design and you can knit as many columns as you wish. The pattern is a free pattern from Ravelry here.

Time for a gift at Christmas

I think it is time I put together a small gift for one of my readers.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning these 8 floss cards on a ring with the personalised needle threader, then leave a comment on this post.

Let me know what you would like to see on my new floss card designs and glass charms, and also tell me what initial you would like for the personalised needle threader.

More creativity

These floss drops and matching floss holder tags are becoming a bit of an addiction of mine, I love making them!

This is the latest set I have made for my Etsy shop, it includes the floss drop glass charm with the 8 floss cards, the ruler, needle threader and two personalised charms. NOW SOLD OUT

Here is the free pattern…

Until next time, happy stitching!




  1. December 6, 2020 / 4:23 pm

    Thank you very much for your free patterns with cats – I like cats very much.
    I would like to see cats on your new floss cards designs and glass charms. My name is Elżbieta = Elisabeth – initial E for the needle threader.
    Greetings from Poland 🙂

  2. Susan Miller
    December 6, 2020 / 5:05 pm

    Oh my goodness….the personalized needle threader is adorable! Of course everything is, love the ruler, the floss cards, but the needle threader..I am always losing mine, so to have the cute bead/initial attached, would save me from daily hints!! I love them all! Both pink and teal are my favorite colors. Cross stitching IS my happy place! Initial S please. Love, love, love to be in the drawing!
    Thank you and Happy Holidays!

  3. Rose
    December 6, 2020 / 5:19 pm

    I would love to see the letter R initial, and of course I’d love to see a cat on your floss card designs and glass charms. Maybe with the saying, “Stitching is Pawsitively Satisfying!”

  4. Carlie B Holdredge
    December 6, 2020 / 9:16 pm

    I just love your cat cross stitch patterns, and your thread cards are so cute! I would love to win a set with a C, because Stitching brings me such joy!

  5. Allyson
    December 7, 2020 / 5:59 am

    First time to your column. But not the last🤪

  6. December 7, 2020 / 9:32 am

    Yes, I would like to take part in the draw for the nice stuff.
    How nice the sweater will be, I like it, lovely collar and nice model.
    It was a nice pattern on his shawl, will look great.
    Thanks for the tip regarding black aida.
    Wish you a nice week.
    Ps so heavenly nice your latest set with the ruler to on etsy, super.

  7. Jane
    December 16, 2020 / 9:54 am

    Your cat cards always bring a smile to my face.
    Boy do I need one of the needle threaders!! Am recovering from a serious eye infection/injury and trying to thread my needle with only one eye open is a real challenge.
    I think that having a sequential cat pattern on the thread cards would be fun ie chasing a mouse or playing with threads.
    Christmas greetings from sunny, but chilly, Corfu.

  8. Rosario Flores
    December 18, 2020 / 2:32 am

    Your designs are beautiful. Love them. I used to have a cat and your designs remind me of my beloved Thunder.

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