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Things of Summer Cross Stitch Sampler Kit

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This is an aspirational collection of summer things. I designed it before lock-down started last spring, never dreaming that much of what's invoked here — beach days and summer parties and midsummer crowns — would be enjoyed alone, or not at all. Nevertheless, the simple joys of summer have not entirely disappeared. The red geranium I used as a prop in this photo is now thriving on my office windowsill. My striped-suited daughter has spent many afternoons splashing in her backyard wading pool. And the bouquets of wildflowers we've picked from our very own front borders bring me cheer every day. I hope this little collection of things helps remind you of the small summer sweetnesses in your own days right now.

This piece is stitched on 32-count linen (that's 16 stitches per inch) with two-plies of DMC six-ply cotton embroidery floss.

Finished size of design area: 6"w x 8"h (15cm x 20cm); 96 stitches wide x 128 high on 32-count fabric

This kit contains:

  • One 14" x 16" (36cm x 41cm) piece of 32-count evenweave linen from Wichelt in Star Sapphire (color 113)
  • (55) 24" (61cm) lengths of various colors of DMC 6-ply cotton embroidery floss
  • Stitching instructions
  • Color cross-stitch chart with symbols
  • One piece of chipboard for creating a floss organizer

You will need:

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