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Birds and Blossoms

This cheery design features cross stitched pinkeep birds and birdhouse boxes. Leaves, birds and viola flowers encircle the large and small houses. The viola design is then repeated on the wings of the stuffed birds. The birdhouses are 5 1/2 and 7 1/2 inches tall, and the birds are approximately 3 x 5 inches. All stitching and finishing instructions are included.

The designs are worked on 32 count Natural Belfast Linen from Zweigart, using DMC and Weeks Dye Works flosses.

(Click on photo for a list of stitching supplies and additional views of the finishing processes.)

Stitch Count: 191 wide x 238 high (large house); 142 wide x 32 high (small house with fabric roof), and 83 wide x 58 high (bird)

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Flossy's Garden

Flossy is a cute gardener doll that doubles as a needlework tool holder. Her tie-on apron has pockets to hold scissors and other tools. At her feet are flowers, a watering can and several garden creatures. She holds a luscious looking strawberry pin keep and a handy gathering basket.

(Click on photo for a list of stitching supplies and additional views of Flossy.)

The chart includes all stitching and finishing instructions to work the front and back of the 10-inch Flossy doll, as well as her accessories, including two tiny seed packet needle books. The design is stitched on 28 count Natural Cashel Linen using DMC and Gentle Art threads.

Stitch Count: 171 wide x 168 high and 169 wide x 150 high

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Happy Harvest

It's time to enjoy the bounty of a happy harvest season. This fun farm design from The Needle's Notion celebrates the pastoral sights and colors of autumn.

All stitching and finishing instructions are included to make an arch-shaped hanging design. The piece is stitched with DMC and Gentle Art threads on 32 count Beach Walk Linen.

Stitch Count: 160 wide x 119 high Finished Size: 11 1/2 x 9 inches

Coming Soon: Hoot in a Boot