Posted on Thursday, October 25 2012 at 5pm
We're head over heels in love with Gail Bussi's gorgeous festive sampler from the Christmas issue (216, on sale 26th Oct - 22nd Nov) of Cross Stitch Collection. Not only do we love the beading detail, festive motifs and vibrant red colour scheme but we also adore the sentiment, because we really do believe that Home is the Heart of Christmas.
But, as much as we love the phrase, we wondered what else we would write at the centre of the sampler... perhaps we could give it as a gift with Happy Christmas written accross it, or maybe we could stitch our names on it... there are so many possibilities! Which is why we thought we'd get into the festive spirit, and give you an early present of a matching alphabet, so that you can decide what you'd like to write for yourselves. Oh we are good to you! Just click on the chart to download your FREE ALPHABET.
If you haven't picked up the Christmas issue of Cross Stitch Collection yet, make sure you do soon because it's bound to sell out. It's packed full of exciting festive designs for you to get your teeth into, including a blackwork Noel cushion from Lesley Teare, cuddly bears from Andree Langhorn, cards from Diane Machin, a mischievous Christmas kitten from Maria Diaz and much much more! If it's already sold out in your local store, visit My Favourite Magazines to buy a copy online.