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HOPE

Updated: Feb 3

I love spring! Flowering trees bloom pink against gray skies, and the frosty mud from winter transforms into a gorgeous carpet of bright green on the ground. It's all just so scrumptious. I infused those colors into this spring-y pattern and then called it Hope, because that's what spring makes me feel. Hope.

In this design, a pink gingham banner tops the scene. Two bunnies and two dragonflies flank a potted tulip, and a decorative border of tiny flowers forms the ground. Two blooms accentuate the text. PATTERN DETAILS: This pattern is stitched with whole stitches only. It calls for flosses from DMC and Weeks Dye Works. A suggestion for a DMC alternative is given. The model was stitched on 32ct Antique White Belfast linen. The stitch count is 71w x 64h, and the finished design measures approximately 4 3/8"w x 4"h on that fabric. WHERE TO BUY: Directly from me, here. Any of these shops either have it or can get it in for you. RECREATE THE LOOK: Finish Fabric-- Riley Blake C450 Medium Gray Gingham (may be unavailable) Cording-- DMC 223. I spun 6 lengths of the full 6 ply floss (cut a generous 3x the perimeter of the mounted design) using a Kreinik custom corder. Plan on using 2 skeins. Bow- White ribbon - 1.5" grosgrain, SKU 696781 (Hobby Lobby). Gray ribbon - 3/8" grosgrain, SKU 1521715 (Hobby Lobby). Green ribbon - 3/8" dual-sided satin, SKU 1924596 (Hobby Lobby). Button- I raided my stash for this 7/8" brown button, so I'm not really sure where it came from. Sorry! One more time, here's what everything looks like assembled.

Happy Stitching!



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