Before I take a small "Hands Off" break from designing & finishing, I wanted to leave you a present with plenty of time to stitch it before ladybug season begins. I designed this last winter for Shelly of Just Stitching in Strongsville OH. Shelly is so much fun & although I've never been to her shop, it sounds like a great place. Each year Shelly organizes and/or participates in the Ohio Tour de Stitch shop hop. Just Stitching hosts "just stitching the day away retreats". We had a blast talking on the phone when she asked me to design this complimentary chart for her picnic themed retreat. If you are traveling through Ohio this summer - stop in to see her!
Remember this picture...I began playing with colors based off a quilt I was working on.
That ended up being a double sided pincushion - They All Stitched at the Ladybug Picnic! Here's the front. I love stitching the checkerboard tablecloth in Smyrna Crosses over 4 threads - it's easy to tuck a pin or needle into them!
Here's the flip side! Have fun finishing with some ruched ribbon.
OK - I'm gonna try this a couple ways - I understand some folks have problems with different pdf hosting sites...once I get my website going this issue will go away. I will try to post as a photo here too. If anyone has some suggestions (nice ones only please - heehee!) for posting a chart - let me know! You are always able to email me if you have questions regarding downloading the chart. I'm still learning the ins & outs - thanks for bearing with me!
Enjoy the chart! It is my gift to you for following, liking, commenting, and encouraging as stitchers & friends. Wish me luck that I don't run out of Kleenex during the last of the band concerts, honor assemblies & graduation ceremonies!
Hands On Design