Gothic Novel Cross Stitch Pattern Dracula Quote Bram Stoker Moons Stars Bats Bad Dreams Instant Download
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“There are bad dreams for those who sleep unwisely” gothic novel counted cross stitch sampler pattern.
This listing is for a PDF copy of the sampler pattern, which is sold as an instant digital download. Included with the pattern is a document containing a DMC floss color chart (which can be modified to suit the stitcher’s tastes) as well as any other relevant information about working the pattern.
In Bram Stoker's "Dracula", Jonathan Harker finds himself essentially a prisoner of the vampire Count. As Mr. Harker is preparing for bed, Dracula warns him against sleeping in any other rooms in the castle but the one prepared for him, for the castle "...is old, and has many memories, and there are bad dreams for those who sleep unwisely. Be warned!" That very night, Mr. Harker leans out a window and observes the Count crawling like a lizard along the wall of the castle.
Having always been fond of crescent moons, I decided to make the border for this chart a series of interlocking moons with little stars interspersed. To remind the reader that this is advice given by Dracula, I decided to also include tiny bats.
This pattern measures 166 x 134 stitches. The sample was stitched on 14 ct Aida cloth and (stitched area) measures 9 1/2” by 11 3/8”. It took about 58 hours to stitch.
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