Spring the season of soft colors, and this quick-to-stitch design features classic pastel favorites.
This .PDF pattern features flowers, a birdhouse, hearts, and butterflies in flight. Pastel pinks, greens, cream, and shades of brown make up the palette. The text says "Spring," and a tulip replaces the letter I.
The model was stitched on 32 ct. Antique White lugana (Zweigart). The stitch count is 100w x 44h, and the finished design measures approximately 6 1/8"w x 2 3/4"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 a DMC equivalent is provided for the specialty fibers. 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. TIP: The soft shades on this design will blend with beige fabric, so I recommend using white fabric if you are planning on using the called-for colors.
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 green check is French Chateau Gingham in Grass by Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabric. The SKU is A- 9092-G1.
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: The burlap bow is made from a 2" wire-edged natural burlap ribbon (Hobby Lobby), SKU 809780. The pink ribbon in the bow is made from a double-sided 1.5" satin ribbon from Offray. The spool I have does not have a SKU, but it came from ribbon aisle at Walmart. The button in the centerpiece is a 3/4" green button from my stash.
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.