COUNTED CROSS STITCH CHART BY PERRETTE SAMOUILOFF
Here are three babies about to go to bed, waiting for their "big hug".
Perrette Samouiloff has a huge talent for designing very expressive cross stitch patterns with babies and small children. You'll love to stitch this one which can be adapted on cards, birth records, bibs, towels, anything you can think of. The maximum height of the characters is 38 stitches if you want to adapt these designs on Ready-to-Stitch items.
These 3 patterns were stitched on 3 different pieces of printed Aida from the DMC Impressions needlework fabric range. The striped, gingham and hearts background lend additional interest to the stitched piece. You could even use these patterns to make a series of decorative boxes, using the stitched piece as a background and adding small dollshouse items in the box. The printed background provides a "wallpaper" effect perfect for this kind of project.
The chart includes an alphabet and numbers for adding baby's name and birth date. A blank grid is included so you can compose your own text. Why not add a poem, nursery rhyme or short phrase such as ... "sweet dreams"?
A design by Perrette Samouiloff.
Number of stitches: 34x38; 29x37; 47x38 (wide x high)
Stitches: Cross stitch (no fractional stitches), Backstitch,
Chart: Black and White
Threads: DMC embroidery floss
Number of colors: about 9 depending on pattern
Themes: baby, good night, pajamas, sweet dreams, girl, boy, blue, birth record, nursery rhyme