Nothing says summer to me like some outdoor adventures! Bonus points if those adventures involve camping, forests, meadows of wildflowers, and nights under the stars :).
This .PDF design features a camper, wildflowers, trees, stars and a gingham banner. "Adventure" is written in ombre red at the bottom.
The design is stitched with shades of red, green, brown, white, and yellow.
The model was stitched on 16 ct. Navy Aida (Zweigart). The stitch count is 71w x 71h, and the finished design measures approximately 4 1/4"w x 4 1/4"h when stitched on that fabric. The pattern calls for whole stitches only. (Aida friendly!) The model was stitched with fibers from DMC, Weeks Dye Works, and Classic Colorworks. DMC equivalents are given. The pattern includes both a black/white symbol page as well as a color page, so you can choose to stitch from the format that works best for you.
This design is available in the Cherry Hill Stitchery Etsy Shop (Be sure to bookmark the page! It is www.etsy.com/shop/cherryhillstitchery) It is also available from the shops that have a .PDF resale agreement. The complete list can be found here.
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Finish Fabric: The red gingham is French Chateau Gingham Cherry Fabric by Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics. The SKU is #9092-R2
Cording: I used 5mm jute rope from a bulk spool for the cording. My spool came from Amazon and is no longer available, but most craft stores have jute available. I've seen it in the wedding aisle, near the florals, and near the ribbon.
Bow: I used a 2" Natural Burlap Ribbon from Hobby Lobby for the base bow. The SKU for the ribbon is 809780. I also used a 3/8" red ribbon for the stacked bow. The red ribbon is from The Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby) and the SKU is 497735. The button in the centerpiece is a 1" dark brown coconut button that came out of a bulk button pack from Walmart. The pack is no longer available, but dark brown coconut buttons are readily available at many stores.
The materials listed above are unique to this piece. The foundational supplies (the board, glue, batting, etc--stuff you can't see) are the same no matter what I am finishing, so I buy those in bulk and keep them on hand. You can see what those materials are on the Tools and Organization page.
One more time, here it is. Hope you enjoy!