I enjoy reading the 123 Stitch message board. It's pretty cool that several designers often drop by and post.
One designer, Sue Hillis, will post previews of new designs. If she is having trouble coming up for a name for a new design, she will have a contest for the name with the winner getting the new pattern free.
Anyway, Sue is on a pirate kick and has designed four pirate-themed designs in the past few weeks. (I collect pirates and have very few cross stitch pirates. Most of mine are figurines.) Yesterday, Sue posted this preview Santa pirate pattern that I MUST HAVE! I'm not a Santa fan, but this pattern is just so darn cute! And it speaks to my eccentric side. This is a Post Stitch pattern with charm that will fit in a 5" x 7" frame. It will be available by the end of October at your LNS or directly from Sue's website.