Way back in February last year as part of my ‘their stories’ posts I shared this cross stitch sampler that I’d made as a gift for my mum back in 2002.
Back then I promised to share the pattern ‘in a few months’. Ops, How did that work out for you?
I’m so sorry, time and life just got away from me. But now I’m ready - whoop whoop! So here is the basic symbol chart pattern for this cross stitch design.
You can either right click on the picture above, copy and paste it onto a word doc to print yourself or click here to download it from google docs (if you have a problem just let me know, I often find there are a few teething problems with sharing Google docs!)
If you prefer to work from a symbol chart I have a symbol and full colour version of this chart along with DMC thread colour suggestions and a full number chart available in my Etsy shop for a small cost.
The cross stitch I did was worked on a 28 count evenweave fabric over 2 threads and the finished design measures 24cm x 19.5cm (9.5” x 7.75”) A 14 count aida would be the same size. I didn’t need more than 1 skein of each colour of embroidery thread - I used DMC threads.
You can see that I’ve changed the year on the chart to be this year, rather than the 2002 that I stitched the original in. You can easily make it any year you’d like.
Download a simple free version of the chart / Buy the full version with symbol chart, colour suggestions etc for a small cost in my Etsy shop.
I’ll be sharing this idea at these link ups