Farmhouse everything is making my heart happy right now, and these gingham chickens are here for it!
This .PDF cross stitch pattern was originally designed as an exclusive for the SewMuch2Luv Project Bag of the Month. I'm happy to finally be able to make it available for the rest of you!
This design features a watering can full of flowers with a gingham chicken standing on each side. Flowers flank both sides of the line below, and the text says, "Farm Fresh."
This design is stitched with shades of gray, red, brown, green, and black.
The model was stitched on 32 ct. Antique White Belfast linen (Zweigart). The stitch count is 121w x 72h, and the finished design measures approximately 7"w x 4 3/8"h when stitched on that fabric. The pattern calls for whole stitches only. (Whole stitches = beginner friendly and Aida friendly!) The model was stitched with DMC and Weeks Dye Works floss, and DMC equivalents are provided. 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:
Cording: The cording I used as trim is 5mm jute rope off of a bulk spool. The particular spool I purchased is no longer available, but most craft stores have something similar. The 5mm size is my favorite.
Bow: I used a 1.5" wire-edged Royal Burlap light beige ribbon from 5th Street Studio on Etsy. The SKU is 127872. The button in the centerpiece is a size 36 (7/8") covered button from Dritz. I used the same red/white check fabric as above to cover the button. The flocked greenery is from Studio His & Hers (Hobby Lobby) and the SKU is 1763069.
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!