You see ... via Melissa's site I learned that Country Cottage Needleworks is going to release a monthly series and guess what! It will be a Santa's Village! Mellissa wants to start a SAL and I think I'll be participating!
Information from the CCN website:
The "Santa's Village" series is a 12 part series, with one pattern being released each month starting in November. All of the designs have a suggested fabric of 32 count Lambswool Linen, and all measure the same size with a stitch count of 72w by 88h. This makes them about 4 1/2" by 5 1/2" on the 32 count fabric.
Each of the designs are perfect to stitch alone, but they are really special when stitched together. If you decide to stitch the entire village in the way that I am showing it, it will have a stitch count of 288w x 268h, which makes it about 18" x 16 3/4", so you will need a 24" square piece of 32 count fabric. Horizonatally, the designs flow one into the next without skipping any stitches. Vertically, in between the rows, you skip two stitches.
Another special part of the designs is that each will use one button from Just Another Button Company. Using the button though is completely optional, and so it is not included with the pattern. If you like the button you can purchase it to add on, and if not, then just stitch the chart as directed without the button. Keep in mind that the buttons were chosen to fit with the 32 count fabric, so if you choose a different fabric count they may not fit the design as well.
To make it easier to plan out how you may want to stitch your village, I am giving a list of the pattern names in the order that they will be released : Santa's House, Poinsettia Place, North Pole Post Office, Mrs. Claus' Cookie Shop,
Santa's Stocking Store, Reindeer Stables, Christmas Tree Farm, Candy Cane Cottage, Santa's Sleighworks, Gingerbread Emporium, Elves' Workshop and Hot Cocoa Cafe.
Here's a preview from the total thing and from the first "ornament"!