Simply click on these words to be redirected to a free downloadable pdf charted version of this little stitched piece that I found over the weekend at a local antique show.
The chart calls for DMC, but please substitute your favorite threads if you so desire, choose a different count of linen to work it onto, finish it as a pin cushion or needle book, whatever your heart desires... and be sure to send me a photo when you’re done! I’d love to share it on my finish blog.
I tried to represent the original piece as best as I could, by charting for stitches where I could tell they originally had been placed, but leaving off stitches that have no evidence of ever existing. This means there will be some imbalance and unexpected quirks, so pay attention!
Now off you go... download the chart, spread the word to your stitching friends, challenge each other to be creative, send me photos of your completed work, and start checking the Heartstring Samplery Finish Blog to see how many different ways it is translated!
As always, I would be very grateful if you gave credit to me if you post photos or links anywhere online, or offer your finished goods up for sale.
P.S. if it bothers you that my specialty font was lost in the conversion to pdf process, you can always contact me to ask for an emailed copy. I've tried and tried to fix this bug, but somehow can't figure out how it is being lost. My pdf file looks perfect on my end, but when it is uploaded, POOF! gone. The chart itself is unaffected, so this is merely an aesthetic issue.