Week 1 of 12 Weeks of Christmas!

It’s that time again; the holidays are just around the corner and we here at Connecting Threads have been getting into the holiday spirit with a fun new project: 12 Weeks of Christmas.  To learn more about the 12 Weeks of Christmas event, check out yesterday’s blog post: We’re counting down the weeks to Christmas! I’m starting off the countdown with a new embroidered pillow pattern.

I wanted to add some glitz, so I chose to embroider the snowflakes with three different colored metallic threads. I love how simple and elegant it is and how the colors just pop on the solid red fabric.  I also think it would look really striking on a black ground. It’s a little hard to see the differences in metallic threads in the photos, but trust me, they’re there and they’re so pretty!

The embroidery is pretty simple, using the standard back stitch, but metallic thread can be a little tricky, so I’ve given some helpful hints in my pattern.  It was totally worth the extra effort!  Who doesn’t want a little glitz at Christmas time? This would make a great gift for someone or even for yourself!

If you decide to participate in our Christmas fun, we would LOVE to see how your projects turn out. If you’re on Pinterest, upload your picture and tag it with #12WOC. Any images with that tag on them will be seen by our team and re-pinned to our board! Of course, we would also love to see your pictures on our Facebook wall!


  1. Alisha - October 2, 2013

    I love this pillow, Jenni!! Your embroidery is lovely.

  2. Laraine - October 2, 2013

    I love how it came out. I might try one on a blue background to look all frosty.

  3. Katrina - October 2, 2013

    Love it, Jenni! I think I’ll be giving this a shot!

  4. Sue - October 2, 2013

    Love it Jenni, you really are an embroidery goddess!

  5. Jenni - October 2, 2013

    Thanks ladies for all the love!!

  6. Ann - October 2, 2013

    Thanks Jenni for starting us off on the 12 Weeks of Christmas. Your pillow is lovely…I’m so glad you are designing embroidery projects for us!

  7. Jenni - October 3, 2013

    Thank you Ann!

  8. Ceil - October 4, 2013

    Love this! It’s just beautiful. Thank you!

  9. Jillee Homer - October 4, 2013

    So love to hand embroider. Thank you for this awesome pattern! Love the idea of 12 weeks of Christmas. Thanks Connecting Threads and Staff for such wonderful catalogs and sharing these ideas! You are the Best!

  10. Jenni - October 7, 2013

    Ceil, i’m so glad you love it!!

  11. Jenni - October 7, 2013

    Jillee, What a kind comment! I’m so glad you’re loving the 12 Weeks of Christmas concept as much as we are!

  12. Andrea Parise - October 7, 2013

    I went yesterday and picked up the supplies to make this! This will be my first embroidered project:) Super Excited! Thank You Jenni!

  13. Jenni - October 7, 2013

    Andrea, that is so exciting!!! I hope you love embroidering as much as I do! Keep in mind metallic thread can be a bit challenging sometimes, just go slow with it. Have fun!!

  14. Kathy - October 9, 2013

    I really like this pillow. Something I could work on easily, I think, since I am a Newbie. Love the snowflake embroidery.

  15. Jenni - October 10, 2013

    Thanks Kathy, how exciting! Have fun with your new adventure into embroidery:)