This listing is for a CROSS-STITCH PATTERN, not for the finished items.
This design began, of all places, while sitting in the dentist’s chair. Prompted by the sometimes-distance found between my home and some of my favorite women. Two houses, representing us, a sweet little phrase, a peacock for longevity (their flesh was thought to not decay), with room for initials and a heart. I stitched it up with three color schemes and finished it three ways, as a pin cushion, needle book, and hem-edged sampler.
Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, or Just Because.
This pattern will come with charts for two different versions, with two additional phrases, should you choose to further customize it, color photograph, an alphabet, basic instructions for making a needle book, and my recommendations for floss and fabric. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.
I will also make available to anyone purchasing this pattern a free downloadable .pdf tutorial for finishing the sampler into a pinkeep just like the model; in the tutorial I will have step-by-step instructions with color photographs.