I created this cross-stitch pattern in the late 1980s as part of a series of "Paintings in Thread." At the time, I was putting together cross-stitch kits featuring various lighthouses, and I had retailers in three states!
While I am now offering the patterns by themselves, I recommend stitching them on 14 ct. light blue Aida cloth, and using DMC floss.
The Portland Head Light pattern works up quickly, and it's easy enough for a new cross-stitcher! When worked on 14 ct. fabric, the finished "painting in thread" will fit in an 8x10 frame.
I've heard that the Portland Head Light is the most photographed lighthouse in the United States. Not sure if that's true, but its location on the rugged Maine coast at Cape Elizabeth makes it incredibly picturesque! This pattern was created by referencing one of my photographs and then doing a sketch before transferring the information to a grid. So yes, in case you're curious, I started designing cross-stitch patterns long before it was possible to scan a photograph and have a computer program generate a pattern. ;-)
The cross-stitch pattern will be mailed in a plastic sleeve in a 9x12 manila envelope. I hope you enjoy it!