Don’t let Christmas Day sneak up on you this year – plan your festive stitching now...
- Early bird
It’s time to write a list and see how many cards you need to get through each week. If you want to get going now, try one of the free card kit gifts with The World of Cross Stitching – this Margaret Sherry design that came with issue 181 is ideal.
- Ready for Santa
Start stitching kids’ stockings soon to ensure they are finished in time for old St Nick’s arrival. We adore this ‘Penguin Joy Stocking’, £26.99, by Janlynn. Buy it from Sew and So.
- Be prepared
Make sure you’ve got all the inspiration and stash you need by heading to a festive craft fair near you. Check out our events page regularly to make sure you don't miss out on the best ones.
- Personal best
Stitch a challenging kit as a treat. ‘Merry Christmas Santa’, £18.50, Dimensions Petites Gold, would make a nice, substantial stitch for in between all those quick cards. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for stockists.
- Surprise, surprise!
Allow plenty of time to stitch in secret if you are making gifts for close family. This ‘Let it Snow’ sampler, £25, would be great for a fan of the holiday season. Buy the kit from The Historical Sampler Company.