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Monday, January 9, 2017


There’s no denying it. Winter is here. When you’re stuck in the house, it’s the perfect time to finish those crafts projects you put aside ages ago to enjoy outdoor activities. Or you could start a new project. If you’re looking for a simple, quick cross stitch project, I’ve got just the thing for you.

This snowflake design stitches up in no time. It’s 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”, the perfect size for a sachet or bookmark. Or stitch a row of snowflakes across a set of pre-finished placemats to add some wintry fun to your dining table.

Choose an icy blue or green floss, such as DMC 3840, 598, or 955. Or go for an ombre look with DMC’s new Coloris floss in 4523, North Wind.