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I Opened A Book Poem by Julia Donaldson and a bookshelf of assorted books. I designed this with a white or cream 18 ct aida in mind. You can use any count fabric you like, but keep in mind, lower counts are easier to stitch, and higher counts result in a smaller finished product.
This beautiful poem would be ideal in a library or classroom, or even in a child's room to encourage reading. This is a real book lover's kind of pattern that would appeal to many.
The poem reads:
I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I've left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I'm wearing the cloak, I've slipped on the ring,
I've swallowed the magic potion.
I've fought with a dragon, dined with a king,
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I've shared their tears and laughter.
And followed their roads with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.
Design Area: 180 x 200 stitches
Grid Area: 240 x 260 squares
Finished sized on 18 ct Aida: 13 x 14" approx
Stitch Type: Full Cross Stitches and Backstitching
Skill Level: Intermediate
This is digital file of cross stitch pattern, not a finished product. It is easily downloadable, and is available immediately after payment. You will need Adobe reader to open the files, which you can get free from get.adobe.com/reader.
With your purchase you will get a PDF file that includes the pattern chart with the design shown 3 ways:
1. Pattern chart of symbols in colour.
2. Pattern chart of symbols in black and white.
3. Pattern chart of virtual stitches to see intended finished product.
Also included is a detailed set of instructions to help you get started.
*Again, this is a digital file that you will download and print yourself.
***ALL PATTERNS BY COWBELL CROSS STITCH ARE DESIGNED BY A STITCHER FOR STITCHERS. UNLIKE OTHER CROSS STITCH SHOPS, I DO NOT SIMPLY CHOOSE RANDOM IMAGES FROM THE INTERNET AND CRANK OUT COMPUTER GENERATED PATTERNS. MY PATTERNS ARE ALL DESIGNED STITCH BY STITCH, COLORS ARE CAREFULLY CHOSEN TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SKEINS YOU WILL NEED, AND EVEN THE SYMBOLS ARE CAREFULLY CHOSEN TO MAKE AN EASY TO READ PATTERN. ***
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