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Helen Keller said, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." I couldn't agree more! What better way to welcome a new little one than with the promise of many adventures to come?

This .PDF baby sampler can be stitched with or without the extra stuff under the zig-zag line. Either way, the pattern comes with extra characters and motifs to give you options!

Adventure Awaits is stitched with shades of brown, green, yellow, pink and gray. It features a giraffe, an elephant, stars, clouds, hearts, birds and some graphic elements. This pattern includes everything you need to make it your own. There is a bonus page with an alphabet, numbers, punctuation options, and extra filler graphics you can mix-n-match on the provided blank graph space.

PATTERN DETAILS This pattern is stitched with whole stitches only on 28ct white monaco. This model was stitched with overdyed flosses from Classic Colorworks and Weeks Dye Works so that you can see the difference subtle variegation makes in the final result. DMC equivalents are provided. If you choose to stitch it with the optional row of customization at the bottom using the characters provided in the pattern (so that it resembles the model photo), the stitch count will be 120w x 61h. If you choose to stitch it without a row of optional customization at the bottom (not pictured), the stitch count will be 120w x 51h.


Fabric: The fabric for the model is French Chateau Gingham Yarrow Yardage (SKU# 9092-Y1) by Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics.

Cording: I spun the cording with my Kreinik custom corder. (You can find a link to a corder on this page). To get the thickness, I used 6 lengths of the full 6-ply DMC floss. I used 4 lengths of DMC 841 and 2 lengths of DMC 840 to get the vareigated look.

Bow: I used the same 3 types of ribbon for the bow.

The beige ribbon in the back is 1.5" wide, wire-edged, and it came from 5th Street Studio on Etsy.

The sage green and brown ribbons that made up the smaller bows on top are both Hobby Lobby finds. They are both 3/8" wide. The brown grosgrain ribbon's SKU is #171983, and the green satin ribbon's SKU is #1924596.

Button: I used a Dritz covered button (Size 30) for the bow centerpiece, and covered it with the same fabric I used for the rest of the piece. A link to those buttons can be found in my finishing supply list, here. One more time, here is what everything looks like all together:

Happy Stitching!


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