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Mousecapades 6: Trimming the Tree

Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song plays softly in the background as the mouse-elves trim the big pine tree in the town square. They’re hanging red shiny bright baubles and a garland of cranberries and popcorn. It’s not an easy task when you’re short, but fortunately one of the deer provides “elevation assistance.”

Mousecapades is a collection of seven adorable designs. They can be stitched and finished separately or all together. If you would like to stitch them together, I have designed an outer border with suggested layout. You can find the complimentary PDF download for that border and layout on my website,

Stitch Count: 61H x 61W

Model: Stitched using two strands of floss over two fabric threads on 32 count Smokey Pearl linen by Zweigart. A Fat Quarter is enough to stitch several pieces separately or all together with a 2.5-inch margin on all sides. Mini Pom Pom trim is Sequoia by Lady Dot Creates. You can get three small pillows out of one pack.

Weeks Dye Works: Kentucky Bluegrass, Pecan, Holly, Roasted Figs, Emerald
Classic Colorworks: Lettuce Leaf, Ribbon Red, Baking Tin, Black Coffee
DMC: B5200, Ecru, 310, 347, 645, 729, 816, 3326

  • Printed Paper Pattern
  • Finished Size: Varies
  • Final Product: Home Decor
  • Technique Used: Cross Stitch
  • Skill Level: Intermediate