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Cross-Stitch #14: Fiddleheads

I’m happy to announce that I’ve finished designing and stitching the second item in my Foraging New England line.  I actually finished this a few weeks ago, but I gave the completed stitch away as a present, and I didn’t want to post it until I had given it away.  Didn’t want to spoil the surprise!

The second plant featured in the Foraging New England line is: fiddleheads!

Cross-stitch of a pair of fiddleheads. Fiddleheads is stitched above, matteucia struthiopteris is below.Fiddleheads are young ferns before their fronds have unfurled. They are foraged by New Englanders for use as a vegetable, generally boiled or steamed and served alongside a main course.  The pattern is stitched on oatmeal aida with the common name (fiddleheads) above the plant, and the scientific name (matteuccia struthiopteris) below it.  This is done to reflect older hand-drawn plant guidebooks.

Both the completed item and the pattern are available in my shop!  Completed items ship to the US, the European Union, and Japan.  Patterns ship worldwide as an instant digital download.

Use the coupon code INSTAFID1ST through the end of the day Saturday, July 19th to get 25% off either item!

ETA 3/5/15: I have now closed my Etsy shop, but I’ve made my patterns available on my Cross-Stitch page.

Cross-Stitch #5: Dinosaur Love

January 11, 2014 Leave a comment

The largest cross-stitch I made to gift for the holidays was for my partner, naturally.  I thought these dinosaurs in love were too cute to pass by!  I also chose to use my bf’s favorite colors for the color scheme: red, orange, and yellow.

Cross-stitch of two dinosuars hugging with their necks. A red heart above their heads says "Rawr"

Cross-Stitch #4: The Molecular Structure of Chocolate Christmas Chocolate Box

January 9, 2014 4 comments

After making the Avengers logo and pixel Thor, I got to change things up a bit for my present for my partner’s mother.  She teaches chemistry at a community college and loves chocolate (who doesn’t), and so I thought a stitch of the molecular structure of theobromine (chocolate) would be a fun present.

I found a variety of patterns of theobromine online and repurposed them to my own pattern.  When I finished, I discovered that my completed design was too big for my hoop (I didn’t think my plan through), so instead, I attached it to the cover of a Christmas box.  It’s now a nerdy box for Christmas chocolates.

Image of the top and side of a box with the molecular structure of chocolate cross-stitched on the top.