Aurora Ornament

This sparkling sensation was designed by Janelle Giese and is offered as
a free pattern download at the Kreinik website.

Aurora Ornament available as free cross stitch download from Kreinik website

I know it says it’s an ornament, and it certainly makes a beautiful addition to the holiday decor, but with all those amazing Kreinik holographic braid colors I’m definitely going to be keeping this beauty on display in my office all year round.

Get the free pattern [here]. Enjoy & happy stitching!

Winter from The Floss Box

This is a cute little seasonal freebie from The Floss Box.

If you wanted to make it into an ornament, you could leave the word “winter” off and just close the border under the snow, or leave it on, either way I think it works as an ornament.

Maybe stitch the moon and stars with some glow-in-the-dark Kreinik for some added fun.

You’ll find the pattern [here] on The Floss Box site.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Cardinal Snowflake Ornaments from The Victoria Sampler

This beautiful cardinal ornament from The Victoria Sampler includes instructions for two ways to stitch it. Stitch one, stitch both, or stitch a bunch for gifts.

You’ll find the pattern on The Victoria Sampler site here.
Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal

This cute little freebie is accompanied by a tutorial for creating a little hoop ornament from start to finish using the pattern from

merry christmas ya filthy animal home alone themed cross stitch


update note: It looks like the DIY Candy website has been retired and is no longer available.

Star of Hope Ornament

This fun hope themed ornament includes options for personalizing the back side if you’d like to have both sides stitched or include a name or a holiday year.

Get the pattern at

Enjoy and Happy Stitching!

Blackwork Style Victorian Ornament

Victorian blackwork free ornament pattern


This beautiful traditional blackwork stitching ornament is from needlework designer Jill Cater Nixon for Kreinik and uses Kreinik’s antique-finish Vintage Threads in braid and Blending Filament for sparkling shining results. This is a great pattern that stitches up quickly and looks beautiful every time 🙂

Get the pattern on the Kreinik website:

Enjoy and Happy Stitching!

Fa La La Snowman Ornament

This cute carolling snowman is from Barbara Cooley at Plum Pudding Needleart. Two of my favorite winter things; cute snowmen and stitching ornaments.

Get the pattern by clicking here.

Enjoy and Happy Stitching!

I Love You Alphabet Ornament

I found this cute little alphabet sampler ornament on Pinterest last year and I’ve stitched it up twice now. It’s a great design and a super quick stitch, so it makes for a perfect last minute gift.

I think the next one I do, I’ll add beads for the I <3 U part so it stands out even more. The pattern has both lower case and upper case alphabets, you can stitch just one or stitch both and have one on each side of the ornament. Pattern is available

Happy Ornament Making!

Band Sampler Ornament

Band Sampler Ornament


This is just one of a trio of cute little mini band sampler ornaments available for free at’s cross stitch section.

Use traditional holiday colors like are shown here or mix it up and choose colors to match your holiday decor theme.