Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys - Cross Stitch Pattern

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"Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy"
Not my circus, not my monkeys.

An old Polish saying that means essentially "not my problem!" This cross stitch pattern is a great reminder to not let other people's problems become your own.

When you purchase this pattern you will receive a PDF with the pattern charts, symbol key and some comments and stitching suggestions. THIS IS A DIGITAL PATTERN - not a physical item, nothing will be sent through the mail.

The sample is stitched two strands over one square on white 16 count Aida using DMC threads.
Pattern dimensions are 56 x 88 squares (roughly 3.5 x 5.5 inches when stitched on 16 count Aida.) Feel free to stitch this on different fabrics, just be aware that different fabrics thread counts will affect the finished look and size.
All thread colors are listed by DMC number.

This pattern is for personal use only, please do not alter, share or redistribute the pattern or sell items made from this pattern without permission. You may however, give items made from this pattern away as gifts or donate them to charity.

Average review
Jan 6, 2018 by Kimberley Hansen
Downloaded well. Cute, as expected, easy to read and replicate
Dec 6, 2016 by jfaucher1
Awesome pattern with very clear, easy-to-understand charts.
Jan 18, 2016 by bluestocking327
Just what I was looking for. Made for my husband. He framed it and took it to work.
Mar 2, 2015 by Michelle Burrows

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Colors may appear different from monitor to monitor; I try to make all pictures as true to life as possible, but what looks right on my monitor may be different on yours. Please keep this in mind when ordering.


Disclaimer: while my house is smoke free, we do live with a cat that has access to every room. I try to keep her and her fur away from the products, but if you are allergic you may wish to wash your yarn or fiber before use.