"Night Before Christmas"
by Nancy Davis and Connie O'Brien of Birds of a Feather
This design is from the 1998 Just Cross-Stitch ornament issue magazine. I stitched it in cotton threads, both solid from DMC and overdyed threads from Weeks Dye Works. It is stitched on 32 count natural linen from Zweigart. I used my giant ball-o-blue-yarn for the twisted cording, along with a sparkly blue Kreinik metallic, which I accented with a clear glass bead as I attached it to the ornament. I stitched this in 2010 and did the finishing in October 2012.
Birds of a Feather, when I used to collect their patterns, was run by Nancy and Connie. I stitched several of their pieces and they have really fun designs. I see on their website now that they no longer have counted cross-stitch designs and do only painted canvases.