This listing is for a CROSS STITCH PATTERN, not for the finished sampler.
In the nearly seven years since I started selling my designs in pattern form, you have been such faithful and encouraging supporters of my little venture. So faithful that I have already made it to the grand number of 100 designs being offered by my distributors. That really blows me away! For this country girl to sit here at home and put her dreams into stitch form, then have more than a few strangers like them enough to keep them in distribution just blesses me beyond what you can imagine.
In order to celebrate that momentous mark of 100 distributed designs, I decided to work up a BIG one. Fully aware that most of my customers will never want to take up such a big project, I did it as much for myself as for the brave few that will try to conquer 435 x 363. Taking birds and critters and flowers from various of my other designs (wouldn’t that make a fun treasure hunt?) and adding in a whole lot more, I came up with a Tree of Life on a grand scale. I’m pretty sure that a fraction of the original Garden of Eden would still put me to shame, but I’m pretty happy with the results nontheless. I hope you like it too! And thank you ever so much for sticking with me for all these years. Here’s to the next 100!
Stitch Count : 435 x 363
Model stitched on Picture This Plus 28ct. Doubloon with one thread over two.
Using thread from Weeks Dye Works: 1201 Putty, 1229 Chickpea, 1230 Havana (2 skeins), 1236 Mocha, 2197 Oscar (2 skeins)
And threads from The Gentle Art: 0350 Mulberry, 0410 Tarnished Gold, 0420 Gold Leaf, 0460 Grecian Gold, 0511 Country Redwood (2 skeins), 0590 Terra Cotta, 1190 Fisherman’s Wharf, 7004 Brethren Blue, 7007 Cidermill Brown, 7019 Pomegranate, 7039 Bayberry, 7040 Lexington Green, 7048 Old Hickory, 7061 Caramel Corn, 7078 Toffee, 7079 Heirloom Gold, 7080 Endive, 7082 Piney Woods, 7097 Pecan Pie
Conversion to DMC will be available by request, either via convo or email.
There is NOT an alphabet/number set provided with this pattern. I will make a set available for free download, which you will be able to locate on my blog: thetwistfamily.blogspot.com, or by contacting me.
The frame was thrifted, then re-finished by me.
All of my patterns come with a fully detailed & professional thread chart, color photograph, & my recommendations for floss and fabric. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.