Pattern of the Month for December

December 04, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like KISS-MAS!
Well, at least for our pattern of the month, that is! 

This month's #stitchventure pattern may be a little late (thanks immune system), but it is worth the wait (I promise)! 

Featuring some mistletoe tied with a pretty bow and the words "Merry Kiss Mass", this pun loving pattern is perfect to stitch up for someone you have been crushing on (or to display at a holiday party to really "set the mood").  

I chose a fun fabric and hoop to stitch the pattern this month and, honestly, I kind of regretted it? For the first time this whole year, I really struggled with a pattern. Perhaps it was the sickness that plagued me this past week and a half or maybe it was just embroidery burnout from this fun and busy year (hey, none of us are perfect), but whatever it was, I just couldn't nail down a color palette that I liked. 

The result? I ended up tearing out my stitches a total of THREE TIMES, nearly ripping a hole in the fabric and throwing the whole thing across the room in frustration.

Why am I telling you this, you ask? Well, if you have ever looked at my work and thought, "Man, she really has it together," I just want you to know .. that I struggle with this medium just as much as the next person!

If you ever feel like giving up on a piece or just can't seem to get to it and have it sitting in a corner unfinished, remember that I too have a pile of unfinished pieces and a stack of ideas that never became reality (I won't even go into the massive amount of finger pricks and numb fingers that I struggle with on the daily because you legit would have a candlelit vigil in memoriam for my messed up, calloused hands).

So, after that revealing amount of real talk, I just want to wish you all a very merry KISS-MAS and hope that you enjoy this pattern (more than I did, haha)!

If you end up completing it, please post it! I would love to share on social media, so just make sure to tag it with #stitchventure, so I don't miss it! 

Check out the details for the pattern here and make sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win this month's pattern for free! 



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