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Summer stitching season is in full swing!

This design comes as a paper pattern and features lots of beachy elements. There are starfish, shells, an anchor, palm trees and waves, clouds, a sea horse, bubbles, a drink, flip flops, and a tropical flower. The text reads, "Toes in the Water, Face in the Sun."

The design is stitched with shades of green, orange, white, brown, and blue.


The model was stitched on 32 ct. Vintage Stormy Night Lugana (Zweigart). The stitch count is 67w x 101h and the finished design measures approximately 4"w x 6 1/8"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 threads from DMC and Weeks Dye Works. DMC equivalents are provided for the specialty threads. 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.

WHERE TO BUY: Shops can purchase this pattern wholesale from Dinky Dyes. If your favorite stitchy shop does not have it in stock, let them know to order a copy in for you!


Finish Fabric: The aqua/white gingham is by Karen Tye Bentley for Northcott. The fabric line is Sugar and Spice, and the item SKU is136-22256-42. The line is out of print, but at the time of this writing I was able to find online quilt shops that still had some in stock.

Cording: I used 5mm jute rope off of a bulk spool. The particular spool I have is no longer available, but most craft/hobby stores carry something similar.

Bow: All ribbons used in the bow on the model for this piece came from Hobby Lobby. I used 2" wire-edged Natural Burlap Ribbon, SKU 809780. I also used two 3/8" ribbons -- one is an aqua double-sided satin ribbon that came out of a multipack, SKU 1760537. The other 3/8" ribbon is a white grosgrain ribbon, SKU 166751. The button in the centerpiece is a size 30 (3/4") covered button from Dritz. I used a scrap of peach polka-dot fabric from my stash to cover the button. The fabric is old, so no SKU, sorry!

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!


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