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Nothing sweetens a cozy winter day quite like a mug full of hot cocoa! My ode to this fun seasonal treat is here with "Have a Cup of Cheer."


The model was stitched on 32ct Raw Natural Belfast linen (Zweigart) using 2 ply thread. The stitch count is 122w x 86h, and the finished design measures approximately 7 3/4"w x 5 1/4"h when stitched on that fabric. The pattern calls for whole stitches only, and uses floss from both DMC and Weeks Dye Works. DMC equivalents are provided for the specialty flosses. The pattern is stitched in shades of red, green, brown, and white. The full text reads, "The Holly Jolly Hot Cocoa Bar Have a Cup of Cheer."


Finish Fabric: The green finish fabric on the model was pulled from stash and originally came from Hobby Lobby. The red plaid is Priscilla's Pretty Plaids Red and White Bias Buffalo Check from Henry Glass Fabric, SKU #9300-8.

Cording: I used 6 lengths of 6 ply DMC B5200 for this thickness of cording. I spun the cording using my Kreinik cording drill.

Bow: I used a 1.5" wire-edged canvas ribbon from 5th Street Studio on Etsy.

I also used a 3/8" red polka-dot grosgrain ribbon from Offray, found at Walmart (no visible SKU on my spool, sorry!) The snowflake in the centerpiece is a miniature Christmas Ornament, also from Walmart. I removed the ornament hanger before adhering the snowflake to the bow with hot glue. The ends of the white ribbon were dovetailed, and the ends of the polka dot ribbon were cut horizontally. All the raw edges were sealed with Fray-Check.

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 all together:

Happy Stitching!


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